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I Was a Shoplifter (1950)

Passed | | Crime, Drama | 13 May 1950 (USA)
Police detective sergeant Jeff Andrews is working on a case involving a gang of shoplifters, and he allows himself to falsely arrested as a petty thief, in order to make contact with the ... See full summary »

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Ina Perdue
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Police detective sergeant Jeff Andrews is working on a case involving a gang of shoplifters, and he allows himself to falsely arrested as a petty thief, in order to make contact with the gang. Meanwhile, Faye Burton, a petty shoplifter and the daughter of a prominent judge, is blackmailed by the gang into joining them on the promise that they will get back a confession signed when she was caught by a department store detective, who had her sign the document rather than calling the police. It takes Jeff and Faye a lot longer to figure out who is the 'brains' behind the shoplifting gang than it does the audience, and the audience has less information than they do. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Exposing Today's Most Alarming Crime Ring!

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13 May 1950 (USA)  »

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Shoplifter  »

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1.37 : 1
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The 25 Year Old Tony Curtis
18 April 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The 25 year old Tony Curtis went on to act alongside Rock Hudson and James Stewart in films like 'Winchester 73' and 'I Was A Shoplifter' in 1950. Although this film was dull, Curtis was part of a stock of actors whose close friends included Hudson and Stewart.


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