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The Hoodlum (1951)

 -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  5 July 1951 (USA)
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Paroled sociopath career criminal Vincent Lubeck betrays his family's trust when he masterminds a complex armored car robbery.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Vincent Lubeck
Allene Roberts ...
Rosa
Marjorie Riordan ...
Eileen
Lisa Golm ...
Mrs. Lubeck
Edward Tierney ...
Johnny Lubeck
Stuart Randall ...
Police Lt. Burdick
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Christie Lang (as Ann Zika)
John De Simone ...
Marty Connell
Tom Hubbard ...
Police Sgt. Schmidt
Eddie Foster ...
Mickey Sessions
O.Z. Whitehead ...
Mr. Breckenridge
Richard Barron ...
Eddie Bright
Rudy Rama ...
Harry Hill
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Patrick Whyte ...
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Vincent Lubeck is a vicious ex-convict. His criminal activities are despised by his family, but he uses and abuses them in the course of his crimes. Eventually his own brother must stand up to him. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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Rated PG for violence and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Brothers Vincent and Johnny Lubeck were played by actual brothers Lawrence Tierney and Edward Tierney (actor Scott Brady is also one of the Tierney brothers). See more »

Goofs

When Johnny spots Marty at the front of the bank prior to the job, his position changes between the long and close shots. He is standing closer to Vincent and his hand, which was removed from his pocket, is now back in it. See more »

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Prison Warden Stevens: The only extenuating circumstance is that Vincent Lubeck hasn't committed murder... yet!
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Tierney Was Hateful
8 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Never viewed this 1951 film starring Lawrence Tierney,(Vincent Lubeck) who is up for parole from prison, however, the warden does not want to release him because he almost knows he is evil through and through. Mrs. Lubeck,(Lisa Golm) walks into the parole board meeting and pleads for her sons release and it is finally granted. Vincent spent five years in prison and is worse than when he went into the prison. Johnny Lubeck, (Edward Tierney) greets his brother back and offers him a job at his gas station to work and get himself on the right side of the law. It is not long before Vincent steals his brothers girl friend and then decides to pull off a big job across the street from his brothers gas station. If you viewed the film "Dillinger" in 1945, Tierney plays almost the same role with plenty of hate for everybody and a mean look on his face all the time. In this film, Lawrence Tierneys brother, Edward Tierney gave a great supporting role. Lisa Golm, (Mrs. Lubeck) gave a great portrayal of Vincent Lubeck's mother and acted just like a loving mother would towards her wayward son. Enjoy


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