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Abandoned 1949

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An expose of the baby-profiteering racket as told through the story of an unwed mother whose family and friends start an investigation as to the whereabouts of her baby. This leads to and through an organized gang led by a society matron. The girl is found dead, and while it looks like a suicide, the girl's sister and a newspaper reporter think it is murder.

Abandoned (1949) was one of a series of semi-documentary movies that were popular at the time. It was based on an original story by Irwin Gielgud commissioned by producer Jerry Bresler. Director Joseph Newman and Bresler had previously worked together in the shorts department at MGM.


Director : Joseph M. Newman

Cast :
Dennis O'Keefe as Mark Sitko
Gale Storm as Paula Considine
Jeff Chandler as Chief MacRae
Meg Randall as Dottie Jensen
Raymond Burr as Kerric
Marjorie Rambeau as Mrs. Donner
Jeanette Nolan as Major Ross
Mike Mazurki as Hoppe
Will Kuluva as Little Guy Decola
David Clarke as Harry
William Frambes as Scoop (as William Page)
Sid Tomack as Mr. Humes
Perc Launders as Dowd
Steve Darrell as Brenn
Clifton Young as Eddie
Ruth Sanderson as Mrs. Spence

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