Street of Chance

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In this Cornell Woolrich thriller, a man's memory is recovered after being injured by falling construction material. Discovering a year-long lapse, he returns to his old life and discovers a lot of mysterious happenings.

  1. Cornell Woolrich


  2. Garrett Fort


  3. Jack Hively


Top Billed Cast

  1. Burgess Meredith

    Burgess Meredith

    Frank Thompson / Danny Nearing

  2. Claire Trevor

    Claire Trevor

    Ruth Dillon

  3. Louise Platt

    Louise Platt

    Virginia Thompson

  4. Sheldon Leonard

    Sheldon Leonard

    Detective Joe Marruci

  5. Frieda Inescort

    Frieda Inescort

    Alma Diedrich

  6. Jerome Cowan

    Jerome Cowan

    Bill Diedrich

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 14m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • October 3, 1942



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

As luck would have it…

Street of Chance is directed by Jack Hively and adapted to screenplay by Garrett Fort from the novel "The Black Curtain" written by Cornell Woolrich. It stars Burgess Meredith, Claire Trevor, Louise Platt, Sheldon Leonard, Frieda Inescort and Jerome Cowan. Music is by David Buttolph and cinematography by Theodor Sparkuhl.

After being felled by falling wreckage from a New York building, Frank Thompson (Meredith) awakes in the street to find he has some sort of amnesia and his life may not be as he thought. As he starts to piece together his life he comes to realis... read the rest.

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