Crack-Up (1946)

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Crack-Up is a 1946 film noir directed by Irving Reis, remembered for directing many "Falcon" movies of the early 1940s including The Falcon Takes Over. The drama is based on "Madman's Holiday", a short-story written by mystery writer Fredric Brown. The drama features Pat O'Brien, Claire Trevor, Herbert Marshall, and others.

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Plot


Art curator George Steele experiences a train wreck...which never happened. Is he cracking up, or the victim of a plot? (source: imdb.com)

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Full cast list for the movie Crack-Up.
George Steele

Terry Cordell

Dr. Lowell

Lt. Cochrane

Reynolds

Damian O'Flynn
Museum Curator Stevenson

Museum Director Barton

Mary Ware
Mary Ware

Alex Akimoff
Man

John Ardell
Man

Nagging Wife on Train

Guy Beach
Station agent

Bonnie Blair
Dorothy

Man with Drunk

George Bruggeman
Cop

Museum Attendant

Reynold's Maid

Delmar Costello
Deck Hand

Roger Creed
Card Player on Train

Quotes

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List of Crack-Up quotes.

Terry Cordell: Wouldn't it be smarter to go to Cochrane and get this thing out in the open?
George Steele: About as smart as cutting my throat to get some fresh air.


Terry Cordell: (Opening her car's passenger door) Come on. Get in.
George Steele: No thanks, I'll take a streetcar; I can trust streetcars.
(A policeman's whistle is heard and we see two cops running toward Steele. Steele jumps into the car, and they take off.)
George Steele: What's your racket girlie? Whattya do for a living?
Terry Cordell: I'm outta my head. I drive around in cars picking up psychopathic killers.
(softening)
Terry Cordell: Someone has to look after you. I was at a party at Reynolds'. Things began to come apart at the seams. I drove Traybin....
George Steele: (interrupting) I know that.
Terry Cordell: OK, you know that. You know everything. You're the great Steele. You walk through brick walls. You...
(She pulls over)
Terry Cordell: You can wait here. They're going to put in a streetcar soon. Unless... unless you have some dim idea of what you're doing and want me to help you.
George Steele: I always ask one question of people who want to join my club. Who's Traybin?


Terry Cordell: (Opening her car's passenger door) Come on. Get in. George Steele: No thanks, I'll take a streetcar; I can trust streetcars. (A policeman's whistle is heard and we see two cops running toward Steele. Steele jumps into the car, and they take off.) George Steele: What's your racket girlie? Whattya do for a living? Terry Cordell: I'm outta my head. I drive around in cars picking up psychopathic killers. (softening) Terry Cordell: Someone has to look after you. I was at a party at Reynolds'. Things began to come apart at the seams. I drove Traybin.... George Steele: (interrupting) I know that. Terry Cordell: OK, you know that. You know everything. You're the great Steele. You walk through brick walls. You... (She pulls over) Terry Cordell: You can wait here. They're going to put in a streetcar soon. Unless... unless you have some dim idea of what you're doing and want me to help you. George Steele: I always ask one question of people who want to join my club. Who's Traybin?


Trailer


Trailer for the movie Crack-Up.
Crack-Up (1946) - Official Movie Trailer

Release Date6 September 1946
TaglineCould I KILL ... and not remember?
GenreDrama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
Sound MixMono
ColorBlack and White
Film TypeFeature
Film ClassFilm Noir, Police Detective Film, Psychological Thriller
ThemesAmnesia
TonesMoody, Tense, Disturbing, Enigmatic

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