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1 July 1950 (USA) See more »
Expose of the $8,000,000,000 gambling syndicate and its hoodlum empire!
An electronics expert creates a huge bookie broadcast system for his crime boss, and takes over operations when his boss is murdered. His greed leads him on a deadly destructive path. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Edmond O'Brien ... Mal Granger

Joanne Dru ... Gail Mason

Otto Kruger ... Carl Stephans
Barry Kelley ... Vince Walters (as Barry Kelly)
Dorothy Patrick ... Trudy Maxwell

Don Porter ... Larry Mason (as Donald Porter)
Howard St. John ... Police Lt. Pete Wright
Robert Osterloh ... Gizzi
Sammy White ... Chippie Evans
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Aldrich ... Peterson, Carl's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Phillip Barnes ... (uncredited)
Jay Barney ... Detective Carter (uncredited)
Gail Bonney ... Chippie's Date (uncredited)
Frank Dae ... (uncredited)

George DeNormand ... (uncredited)
Sidney Dubin ... Mendel Weiss (uncredited)

Bert Freed ... Steve Marshak (uncredited)
William Getts ... Hoover Dam Guide (uncredited)
Edward Grandpere ... (uncredited)

Joe Gray ... Boxer (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Kelly, Cop at Boulder Dam (uncredited)
Al Hill ... Al, Las Vegas Bookmaker (uncredited)
Charles Jordan ... Tim (uncredited)
Charles La Torre ... Rocco (uncredited)

Harry Lauter ... Flirty Man at Bar (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Boulder Dam Tourist (uncredited)
Hank Mann ... Counterman (uncredited)
Earl Merritt ... (uncredited)
Carl Milletaire ... Joe Gish (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ... Sonny, Spotter / Henchman (uncredited)

Cleo Moore ... Mal's Date (uncredited)
Joey Ray ... Las Vegas Bookmaker (uncredited)
Jack Raymond ... Bookie in Montage (uncredited)

Walter Sande ... Auto Repair Mechanic (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Man at Racetrack (uncredited)
Amzie Strickland ... Dame at Boxing Match (uncredited)
Duke Watson ... (uncredited)
Jack Weiler ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph M. Newman 
Writing credits
Richard English (written by) and
Francis Swann (written by)

Produced by
Frank N. Seltzer .... producer
Original Music by
Sol Kaplan 
Cinematography by
Franz Planer (director of photography) (as Frank F. Planer)
Film Editing by
Bert Jordan 
Production Design by
Perry Ferguson 
Set Decoration by
Howard Bristol 
Costume Design by
Odette Myrtil (gowns)
Makeup Department
Jack Byron .... makeup artist
Ann Locker .... hair stylist
Production Management
Orville Fouse .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles L. Smith .... assistant director
Art Department
Arnold Goode .... property master
Sound Department
James F. Gaither Jr. .... sound mixer (as James Gaither)
Visual Effects by
O.T. Hight .... visual effects artist (remastered version)
Camera and Electrical Department
Eddie Fitzgerald .... camera operator (as Edward Fitzgerald)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Greta Isgrigg .... wardrobe: women
Music Department
Emil Newman .... musical director
Other crew
Edwin Block .... technical advisor (as Edward Block)
William Burns .... technical advisor (as Lt. William Burns)
Jack Herzberg .... dialogue director
Al Teitelbaum .... furrier (as A. Teitelbaum)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
102 min | West Germany:86 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Did You Know?

"Boulder Dam" is actually Hoover Dam. Congress authorized the Boulder Canyon Dam Project in 1931 and, it being traditional to name big federal dam projects after the sitting President, named it Hoover Dam. Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated Herbert Hoover in 1932 but could not officially change the name set by Congress. Harold Ickes (FDR's Interior Secretary), however, issued a memo directing that his employees "...will refer to the dam as 'Boulder Dam' in this pamphlet as well as in correspondence and other references...." In 1947, after Roosevelt and Ickes had died, Congress passed a resolution to "restore" the name of Hoover Dam. Until that time, however, all official, tourist and other promotional materials called it "Boulder Dam." The public's recognition with the old name was still apparent in the movie (released in 1950) through the script and the highway signage seen en route.See more »
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: The tape recorders Mal uses to manipulate the Vegas sports book only have one reel. But this isn't a goof because he is recording announcements from the race track on one tape deck (with only a feed reel) and playing the tape back to the bookie network after a 2-minute delay on the second tape deck (with only a take-up reel. If you look closely at the shot, at some point you can see a big pile of loose tape from in between the reels sitting on the table in the background -- which is probably about 2 minutes worth of tape. That's how he gets the delay.See more »
Chippie Evans:You've sure got the angles, Mal. If it was anybody but Vince he'd give you part of the take.
Mal Granger:He'll cut me in, Chippie. I've got him by the short hairs right now.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Hollywood Mouth (2008)See more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Rooting for the bad guy, 25 June 2013
Author: Andy ( from Indianapolis

Yes, I was heavily rooting for O'Brien to prevail in this flick. The cops seemed to get too much out of the smallest bits of info in taking him down.

The crappy preach at the ending, and the inevitability that O'Brien wold be foiled spoiled it somewhat. And it was much too long to get to the predictable conclusion.

But Dorothy Patrick as Trudy was a nice plus! O'Brien's aide, "Chippie" was good as his reliable 2nd man. Constant visible Cash profits from vigorish helped the realism.

Also enjoy the gambling lingo. This is year 2013 and I believe 'past posting' is still prevalent today!

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