Three Desperate Men

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Three Desperate Men
Directed by Sam Newfield
Produced by Sigmund Neufeld
Screenplay by Orville H. Hampton
(as Orville Hampton)
Story by Orville H. Hampton
(as Orville Hampton)
Starring Preston Foster
Jim Davis
Virginia Grey]]
Music by Albert Glasser
Cinematography Jack Greenhalgh
Edited by Carl Pierson
Production
company
Sigmund Neufeld Productions
Distributed by Lippert Pictures
Release date
  • January 12, 1951 (1951-01-12)(United States)
Running time
71 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

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