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Ex-policeman Vince Kane is a partner with Joe Farley as bail bond brokers, but retains his ties and friendship with the police and Detective Nick Ferrone. Ferrone picks up Claude Brackette,... See full summary »

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Claude Brackett
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Police Lt. Nick Ferrone / Narrator (as James Backus)
Roland Winters ...
Jerry McKay
Betty Underwood ...
Elaine Storm
Robert Gist ...
Roy Collins, aka Max Gibney
David Wolfe ...
Matthew Dawson
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Ex-policeman Vince Kane is a partner with Joe Farley as bail bond brokers, but retains his ties and friendship with the police and Detective Nick Ferrone. Ferrone picks up Claude Brackette, a brokerage clerk, as a suspect in the securities robbery in which a policeman was killed, and Kane goes with him when the detective searches Brackett's apartment, and Kane finds that Brackett's wife, Lucy, is his former sweetheart. She insists her husband is innocent and pleads with Kane to get him out on bail but she has only $4,000 of the $25,000 needed. A mysterious emissary puts up $12,000 and Kanes, over Farley's protest, makes up the rest from the company's money. Brackett is murdered after his release. For Lucy, Kane investigates and finds that Brackett had dealings with night club owner Jerry McKay and a hoodlum named Roy Collins. Suspecting McKay was in back of the robbery, Kane begins a campaign in which he himself behaves like a crook, and demands a heavy bride from McKay for his ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Thieves and Killers are my Clients!

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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10 December 1949 (USA)  »

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The Bail Bonds Story  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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When Kane searches a dresser in a hotel room, he finds a ring and puts it in his right jacket pocket. At McKays Bar he takes it out of his left pocket. See more »

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Stellar cast can't save pedestrian crime drama
15 December 2001 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Ella Raines, Jim Backus...how can you go wrong? Warren Duff and Martin Rackin's screenplay is a total dud, being both boring and convoluted. Let's face it, bail bondsmen don't lead the most exciting lives, and this is an awfully long 79 minutes.


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