Make Haste to Live

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Crystal Benson (Dorothy McGuire), a small-town newspaper owner, fears her former husband, Steve Blackford (Stephen McNally), is stalking her. In flashbacks, Crystal relates her secret past: While young, she marries charismatic mobster Steve. read more
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Crystal Benson (Dorothy McGuire), a small-town newspaper owner, fears her former husband, Steve Blackford (Stephen McNally), is stalking her. In flashbacks, Crystal relates her secret past: While young, she marries charismatic mobster Steve. When he grows increasingly violent, Crystal runs away and assumes a new identity. When a prostitute accidentally dies in Steve's house and Crystal cannot be found, he's jailed for her murder. Now, having served his time, Steve comes to town for revenge.

Original Release

03/25/1954

US Release

03/25/1954

Cast

Dorothy McGuire Crystal Benson
Stephen McNally Steve Blackford
Mary Murphy Randy Benson
Edgar Buchanan Sheriff Lafe
John Howard Josh Blake
Ron Hagerthy John 'Hack' Hackenthal
Eddy Waller 'Spud' Kelly
Carolyn Jones Mary Rose
Rosa Turich Juana
Julian Rivero Carlos
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

William A. Seiter

Writers

Warren Duff, Mildred Gordon, Gordon Gordon

Cast

Dorothy McGuire Crystal Benson
Stephen McNally Steve Blackford
Mary Murphy Randy Benson
Edgar Buchanan Sheriff Lafe
John Howard Josh Blake
Ron Hagerthy John 'Hack' Hackenthal
Eddy Waller 'Spud' Kelly
Carolyn Jones Mary Rose
Rosa Turich Juana
Julian Rivero Carlos
Celia Lovsky Mother
William Bailey Ed Jenkins
Argentina Brunetti Mrs. Gonzales
Bob Carney Round-Faced Man
Joseph Vitale Big Man
Paul Lukather Deputy (as Paul London) / Deputy
Pepe Hern Rudolfo Gonzáles
Dickie Humphreys Dancer
Norma La Roche Señorita

Producers

Editors

Fred Allen

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