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Lucky Nick Cain (1951)

I'll Get You for This (original title)
American gambler Nick Cain arrives at the Mediterranean town of San Paola, and befriends an orphan Italian shoe-shine boy named Toni. He is puzzled by the reception and welcome he receives ... See full summary »

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Kay Wonderly
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Toni
Charles Goldner ...
Massine
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Mueller
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Sperazza
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Ceralde
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Hans
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Nina
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Claudette
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Kennedy
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American gambler Nick Cain arrives at the Mediterranean town of San Paola, and befriends an orphan Italian shoe-shine boy named Toni. He is puzzled by the reception and welcome he receives from the management of the casino until he finds he has been framed on a charge of murdering a U.S. Treasury Agent. He escapes with Kay Wonderly and they flee to a deserted village where he leaves Kay to hide out. Nick gets aid from a mysterious character named Massine, whom he suspects of trying to collect the reward offered on his capture. Nick discovers that the men responsible for the agent's death are members of an international counterfeiting ring, using the casino to pass the bogus money. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The original novel by James Hadley Chase is set in and around Las Vegas. The plot was moved to Europe when the British company Romulus got involved in producing it. The making of the film began before the end of 1949, but it was not released until 1951. See more »

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La Cumparsita
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Written by Gerardo Matos Rodríguez
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Pleasant locations, nice photography, but lacklustre direction cramp this melo. George Raft doesn't help. Coleen Gray does.
3 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

There are three draw cards to this movie: Coleen Gray is one. She's so relaxed and natural, while ageing George Raft is stiff and dull. Two: the Riviera/Italian locations are easy on the eye. Three: it's good to see Enzo Staiola (from The Bicycle Thieves) in a supporting role as a shoeshine boy. Otherwise it's another lacklustre melo/thriller, with no-one really trying hard enough to breath life or thrills into it. There's even a sequence where Mr Raft is given a chance to perform the tango (for which he had been famous a couple of decades previously), but none of the camera angles give a look at his moves; we have to imagine how graceful he is (or was) from the inadequate mid-shots. It seems George was a bit past it. British movies would often attempt a boost to international sales by importing an old Hollywood star. Usually it didn't work. The young Hollywood star works for me, and the even younger Italian neo-realist star, but George is walking through this one.


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