The Walking Target

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  • NR
  • 1960
  • 1 hr 14 min
  • 6.0  (313)

The Walking Target is a 1960 American crime drama film directed by Edward L. Cahn and starring Joan Evans, Ron Foster, and Merry Anders. The movie tells the story of a man who becomes a target for a group of criminals after he unknowingly witnesses a murder. The movie opens with Mike Simon (Ron Foster) arriving in Los Angeles to visit his sister Cathy (Joan Evans), who works as a secretary for a construction company. Mike is a former police officer who quit the force after a traumatic experience on the job. He hopes to start a new life in L.A. and forget about his past.

However, his plans change when he witnesses a murder while he is out walking in the hills. The victim is a man named Chet Davis, who was killed by a group of criminals led by a man named Russ (Robert Christopher). Mike is initially unaware of what he has just witnessed and continues on his walk.

The following day, Mike is shocked to learn that Chet Davis was murdered and the police are investigating. When he realizes he may have seen something, he visits the police station to offer his help. The police take Mike's statement but do not believe he saw anything of importance.

Meanwhile, Russ and his gang become aware that Mike may have seen their crime and become determined to silence him. They follow Mike and threaten him, warning him to keep quiet or face the consequences.

Mike soon realizes that he is in danger and decides to go on the run. He visits his sister Cathy, who insists on helping him. Together, they begin to investigate the murder and try to find evidence to clear Mike's name and catch the criminals responsible.

The plot of the movie is engaging and keeps the audience hooked from beginning to end. The tension is constant, with Mike and Cathy always looking over their shoulders and trying to stay one step ahead of the criminals.

The acting is solid, especially from the lead actors. Ron Foster delivers a convincing performance as the tough ex-cop who is forced to confront his past and fight for his life. Joan Evans shines as the loyal sister who will stop at nothing to protect her brother.

The supporting cast is also noteworthy, with Merry Anders delivering a memorable performance as a witness who helps Mike and Cathy. Robert Christopher stands out as the cold and calculating Russ, the leader of the criminal gang.

The Walking Target is a classic crime movie that is sure to thrill fans of the genre. The directing is masterful, with Edward L. Cahn expertly building tension and suspense throughout the film. The cinematography is also impressive, with the use of various angles and lighting techniques to create a sense of unease and danger.

Overall, The Walking Target is a must-watch for fans of classic crime movies. It is a gripping and highly entertaining film that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

The Walking Target is a 1960 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 14 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0.

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    6.0  (313)