Starring Lee Tracy, Tom Brown, Tina Thayer, Evelyn Brent, Jack La Rue and Robert Middlemass, "The Payoff" is an Action/Crime/Mystery film directed by Arthur Dreifuss, and written by Edward Dein (screenplay), released on November 24 of 1942 in the USA.
Tracy---the Great-Go-Getter...Is Back in a Sensational Role!
Who directed "The Payoff":
The Payoff was directed by Arthur Dreifuss, a German director, writer, and producer.
Before The Payoff, Arthur Dreifuss had directed Baby Face Morgan, released in 1942, Murder on Lenox Avenue (1941). Since, he directed Boss of Big Town, released in 1942, The Last Blitzkrieg (1959), Riot on Sunset Strip (1967), The Love-Ins (1967).
What was the release date of "The Payoff":
The Payoff was initally released in the United States on Tuesday, November 24, 1942. Also released on Tuesday, November 24, 1942 has been The Day Will Dawn (dir. Harold French). This was seventy-six (76) years ago.
What is the cast of "The Payoff":
At the casting of The Payoff we find Lee Tracy, previously seen in Fixer Dugan (1939) and Bombshell (1933); Tom Brown (There's One Born Every Minute (1942), Let's Get Tough! (1942)); Tina Thayer (A Yank at Eton (1942), Meet John Doe (1941)) [ more... ]
- Forrest Taylor and Robert Middlemass, John Maxwell can also be seen in Lady in the Death House, released in 1944.
- Forrest Taylor and Evelyn Brent, Jack La Rue also appeared together in It Couldn't Have Happened - But It Did, released in 1936.
- Forrest Taylor and Tom Brown, Robert Middlemass can be seen in Wilson, released in 1944.
What is the Storyline of "The Payoff":
Reporter Brad MacKay investigates the murder on the District Attorney who had tried to prosecute a syndicate that is involved in sleeze and local corruption. He has been using an undercover assistant DA Walker. The reporter, hard to find, hard-boiled, soft-hearted MacKay gets on his way after a pokergame, finds a number of clues, bickers with the police, finds a witness at the door of the hotel where the DA has been shot, it is a peddler who then is murdered by the gangsters. Murderer is a crook, earlier [...]
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