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Double Deal (1950)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery | December 1950 (USA)
A young woman inherits an oil field, and hires an engineer to help her drill a well. The sister of the man who left her the oil field is determined to drive her and the engineer off the ... See full summary »

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(screen play by), (screen play by) (as Charles S. Belden) | 1 more credit »
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Buzz Doyle
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C.D. 'Corpus' Mills
Fay Baker ...
Lilly Sebastian
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Walter Karnes
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Reno Sebastian
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Sheriff L.G. Morelli (as Tom Browne Henry)
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A young woman inherits an oil field, and hires an engineer to help her drill a well. The sister of the man who left her the oil field is determined to drive her and the engineer off the property so she can take it for herself. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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December 1950 (USA)  »

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Fúria Perversa  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Tough, watchable second feature
30 October 2005 | by (Montreal) – See all my reviews

How many B-films start with a stranger hopping off a bus in a lonely town, sidling into the local bar, sliding up to the femme fatale, and getting up to his neck in trouble? In this version, the hero (Richard Denning) google-eyes Marie Windsor's frame, breaks up a crooked dice game, and finds himself embroiled in an internecine oil-wildcatting war. It's a potboiler, but very watchable thanks to a decent plot, sharp dialog, and especially the offbeat characters and tried-and-true B-list performers who play them. Unfortunately, like most low-rent films of the time, the visual quality is only a couple of notches above TV, and most scenes are pretty static until the breakneck climax.

Miss Windsor gets a softer role than usual here; it's Fay Baker who scores the man-eating ice-queen role. Best of all are Jim Hayward as a world-weary bartender (talking like a Ben Hecht creation), and Tom B. Henry (of the formidable proboscis) as a hardboiled but fair sheriff. Oh, and a pet monkey plays deus ex machina.


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