Red Light


Nick Cherney, in prison for embezzling from Torno Freight Co., sees a chance to get back at Johnny Torno through his young priest brother Jess. He pays fellow prisoner Rocky, who gets out a week before Nick, to murder Jess... who, dying, tells revenge-minded Johnny that he'd written a clue "in the Bible." Frustrated, Johnny obsessively searches for the missing Gideon Bible from Jess's hotel room.

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  1. George Callahan


  2. Don Barry


  3. Roy Del Ruth


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  1. George Raft

    George Raft

    Johnny Torno

  2. Virginia Mayo

    Virginia Mayo

    Carla North

  3. Gene Lockhart

    Gene Lockhart

    Warni Hazard

  4. Raymond Burr

    Raymond Burr

    Nick Cherney

  5. Harry Morgan

    Harry Morgan

    Rocky (as Henry Morgan)

  6. Barton MacLane

    Barton MacLane

    Detective Strecker

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 23m

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Release Information

  • September 30, 1949



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Army Chaplain Slain!

Red Light is directed by Roy Del Ruth and adapted to screenplay by George Callahan from the story This Guy Gideon written by Don Barry. It stars George Raft, Virginia Mayo, Raymond Burr, Harry Morgan and Gene Lockhart. Music is by Dimitri Tiomkin and cinematography by Bert Glennon.

Something of an oddity, Red Light finds George Raft up to his neck in religion, revenge and a smouldering Virginia Mayo. After his brother, a chaplain, is murdered, he sets off to find the killer, whom can be identified by a message scrawled in a Gideon Bible. Find the Bible, find the kille... read the rest.

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