Without Warning! is a 1952 American film noir crime film directed by Arnold Laven and starring Adam Williams, Meg Randall, and Ed Binns. The film is shot in a semidocumentary-style with police procedural voice-over narration in parts. Without Warning! was released commercially for the first time on DVD in 2005. Previously, the film was considered lost and unavailable for viewings.
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Arnold Laven|
|Produced by||Arthur Gardner|
Jules V. Levy
|Screenplay by||William Raynor|
|Story by||William Raynor|
|Narrated by||Gene Wood|
|Music by||Herschel Burke Gilbert|
|Cinematography||Joseph F. Biroc|
|Edited by||Arthur H. Nadel|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Budget||less than $100,000|
A quiet gardener living in Los Angeles, California picks up blond women and is murdering them with garden shears. The police attempt to track him down but the man continues to kill. The killer lives in a shack on a hill overlooking Los Angeles (Chavez Ravine).
- Adam Williams as Carl Martin
- Meg Randall as Jane Saunders
- Ed Binns as Lt. Pete Hamilton
- Harlan Warde as Police Detective Sgt. Don Warde
- John Maxwell as Fred Saunders
- Angela Stevens as Janet Collier (Blonde)
- Byron Kane as Police Chemist Charlie Wilkins
- Charles Tannen as Wolf
- Marilee Phelps as Virginia
- Robert Foulk as Wilson, Motel Manager
- Connie Vera as Carmelita
- Robert Shayne as Dr. Werner, Police Psychiatrist
- Lee Phelps as "Doc," the Police Coroner
- Arthur Gardner (movie's co-producer) as Jackson, Rapid Transit Cab Co. Driver
TV Guide rated the film two out of five stars, calling it "A capable first feature by the production team, with talented unknowns as actors".
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- Without Warning! (DVD). Levy-Gardner-Levan Productions, Inc.: Dark Sky Films. 2005.
- "TCM: Without Warning!". TCM.com. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
- "Without Warning (1952) - Arnold Laven". Allmovie.com. Allmovie. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
- "Without Warning - Movie Reviews and Movie Ratings". TV Guide.com. TV Guide Staff. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
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- Without Warning! at the TCM Movie Database