The Narrow Margin Movie Review Summary

Actors: Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor, Jacqueline White, David Clarke, Peter Virgo, Don Beddoe

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THE NARROW MARGIN is a movie directed by Richard Fleischer in 1952.

Det. Sgt. Walter Brown and Det. Sgt. Gus Forbes arrive in Chicago. They have to pick there Mrs. Frankie Neil, the widow of a crook, in order to bring her back by train to Los Angeles. Mrs. Neil must testify against the mob and the L.A. District Attorney fears that she may be in danger. Soon after the policemen's arrival at Mrs. Neil's stash, Forbes is killed by a hitman who manages to escape.
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Aboard the train to Chicago, Det. Brown hides Mrs. Neil in his compartment. He soon notices Kemp, a mob hitman, who tries to enter the compartment in several occasions. Det. Brown's advantage over his enemies is that they don't know Mrs. Neil's face. A few hours later, a man discreetly contacts Brown and offers him $20,000.- to kill Mrs. Neil.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   bodyguarding VIP Criminal enemy is...    -   Mafia conflict

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


City?    -   Yes City:    -   Chicago Misc setting    -   moving train

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   None

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