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Director:
Writers:
Richard English (written by) and
Francis Swann (written by)
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Release Date:
1 July 1950 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Expose of the $8,000,000,000 gambling syndicate and its hoodlum empire!
Plot:
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 »
User Reviews:
Ma Bell Should'a Paid Him More See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (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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Runtime:
102 min | West Germany:86 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
"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 »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
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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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Ma Bell Should'a Paid Him More, 8 July 2007
Author: dougdoepke from Claremont, USA

After seeing this movie, you may not look at a telephone repairman the same way again. Actually the result seems closer to the Cagney films of the thirties than to the noirs of the forties. For phone lineman Eddie O'Brien, it's a success story, as opportunity, know-how, and drive propel him to the top of the bookie racket. Fortunately the always energetic O'Brien makes the transition from working stiff to bookie king-pin both dynamic and believable. Then too, we meet some interesting people along the way, including smoothie Otto Kruger doing his best imitation of a smiling cobra, even as young marrieds Joanne Dru and Don Porter practice their 1950's version of open marriage. And in a usual thankless part, moon-faced Barry Kelley who bull-dozes everyone within reach through eyes so pinched, they're barely more than razor slits. Still, it's unheralded bit actors like him that really make movies like this work.

Director Joe Newman keeps things moving nicely, even the colorless scenes featuring the forces of law and order don't bog down the pacing. There're also some good location shots in and around LA, with an exhausting climax up and down the the stairwells of Boulder Dam as the giant turbines hum in the background. (I wonder how they get ordinary people who probably just happened to be at the dam that day, to be so natural with a movie camera and crew staring them in the face. Somehow they do.) My favorite part is setting up the "past-posting" scheme, showing how every technical innovation presents a criminal mastermind with a twisted opportunity. All in all, 7-11 may not be a jack-pot dice roll, but it is a decent thriller, entertaining if not exactly memorable.

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