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Johnny One-Eye

Johnny One-Eye(1950)

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Big-time racketeer Martin Martin (Pat O'Brien), on the eve of his projected move into New York politics, barely escapes the District Attorney's men who attempt to arrest him for a murder committed five-years earlier by Martin and his former partner Dane Cory (Wayne Morris.) Martin, who knows that Cory has copped a plea with the D.A. to save himself, arranges a meeting. At the meeting, Cory's henchman, Cute Freddie (Harry Bronson), shoots Martin and the latter kills Freddie. Cory hides in the Greenwich Village apartment of his girl friend, burlesque queen Lily White (Dolores Moran.) With them is Lily's six-year-old daughter, Elsie (Gayle Reed), and her dog Skipper. Martin trails Cory, but weakened by his bullet wound, is forced to seek refuge in an abandoned building next to Lily's. Bad-to-the-bone Cory kicks Skipper and the dog finds shelter with Martin, where Elsie finds them sleeping. Martin is charmed by Elsie and the dog, whom he names Johnny One-Eye, and takes the animal to a vet (Donald Woods) who can't help the dog but does take the bullet slug out of Martin. Barely eluding capture, Martin returns to the building where Elsie tells him she is Lily's daughter, and that Cory is hiding in their house. Later Cory follows Elsie to where Martin is hiding. She is caught in the line of fire and, to save her, Martin exposes himself for a fatal wound from Cory but not before he kills Cory. His last words to a policeman are: "Buy Elsie another dog, and make sure he has two good eyes."

Cast & Crew

Robert Florey Director
Pat O'Brien Martin Martin
Wayne Morris Dane Cory
Dolores Moran Lily White, also known as "Beautiful Mama"
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1950 Production Date:  UCLA
16mm safety; 2 reels of 2 (ca. 3200 ft.); M47908; A3-440-2
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  United Artists Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Cahuenga Productions, Inc.
Duration(mins):  78 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  7,044    
Duration(reels):  8    

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  • A film to remember

    Sheila 2009-06-10

    I saw this movie when I was eight years old in the movie theater. I thought it was the saddest thing I had ever seen. It affected me so much I have... MORE>