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The Hoodlum (1951)

Paroled sociopath career criminal Vincent Lubeck betrays his family's trust when he masterminds a complex armored car robbery.

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Cast

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Vincent Lubeck
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Rosa
Marjorie Riordan ...
Eileen
Lisa Golm ...
Mrs. Lubeck
Edward Tierney ...
Johnny Lubeck
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Lt. Burdick
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Christie (as Ann Zika)
John De Simone ...
Marty Connell
Tom Hubbard ...
Sgt. Schmidt
Eddie Foster ...
Mickey
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Breckenridge
Richard Barron ...
Eddie
Rudy Rama ...
Harry
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Storyline

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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One way road to the chair for today's greatest menace !

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Rated PG for violence and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Trivia

A new print has been made of this film which received its premiere at the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences on 21 May 1999. 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 »

Quotes

Vincent Lubeck: Ma, the Bible gives you 70 years to live. The insurance companies tell you it's 65. The big companies tell you that after 40 years you can't make a buck. Well, I haven't got far to go. When you die, you're a long time dead.
Mrs. Lubeck: And when you are in jail, are you alive?
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An entertaining example of B 2nd features...
11 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is typical but quite entertaining B movie fare. Well, not completely typical because the main character of such fare is generally more sympathetic than Lawrence Tierney is here. He's a guy you love to hate as he gets paroled thanks to his sweet and loving mother and then proceeds to be a total heel, raping and impregnating his sister-in-law, robbing a bank and just an overall not-nice guy. He doesn't even evoke sympathy at his dying mother's bedside and that's one of the perverse charms of the film. The ending in a dump is quite satisfying and prompts a feeling of good riddance to bad rubbish. This is a typically short little B film, cheaply made, ludicrous at times, but fun to watch and one which will be appreciated by fans of 40's and 50's 2nd features.


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