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Gunman in the Streets(1950)

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The working title of this film was It Happened in France. Although the opening credits indicate that Victor Pahlen and Sascha Gordine copyrighted the film in 1950, the title is not included in copyright records. Presenter Rudolph Monter's name was misspelled "Rudolf" in the onscreen credits. According to a May 21, 1950 article in New York Times, production was interrupted for a month when Frank Latimore, who was originally cast in the role of "Frank Clinton," became ill. Pre-production news items in Hollywood Reporter included Viviane Romance in the cast, but her appearance in the final film has not been confirmed. The film was shot on location in Paris. The New York Times reported that the presence of American actors Dane Clark and Robert Duke created controversy within the French cinema unions, and as a compromise, the producers shot the film in both English and French. The French version of the film, Le Traqu, was directed by Boris Lewin. A modern source adds the following actors to the cast of the French-language version: Frdric Bart, Franois Joux, Philippe Janvier, Teddy Bilis, Cadex, Jean-Paul Moulinot and the assistant director of the English-language version of the film, Rodolphe Marcilly (who is listed in the onscreen credits by his last name only). It is possible that some of these actors appeared only in the French-language version. The modern source also lists the running time of the French-language version as 92 minutes.