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No Questions Asked (1951)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir | 15 June 1951 (USA)
Steve Keiver, young lawyer working for an insurance company, hears his boss remark that he'd pay a large sum "no questions asked" for return of stolen property to avoid paying a much larger... See full summary »

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Steve Keiver
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Ellen Sayburn Jessman
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Police Inspector Matt Duggan
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Joan Brenson
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Detective Walter O'Bannion
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Henry Manston
Danny Dayton ...
Harry Dycker (as Dan Dayton)
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Gordon N. Jessman
Howard Petrie ...
Franko
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Roger
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Floyd (as William Regnolds)
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Marty Callbert
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Natalie
Robert Sheppard ...
Detective Eddie
Michael Dugan ...
Detective Howard
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Steve Keiver, young lawyer working for an insurance company, hears his boss remark that he'd pay a large sum "no questions asked" for return of stolen property to avoid paying a much larger claim. On his own initiative, Steve arranges such a deal, earning a nice commission. But he catches the eye of gangsters who think he's the ideal middleman for future similar deals...many of them. As Steve is drawn in deeper, the police take an interest in him, and he's ripe for a doublecross. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Some terrific lines
15 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes indeed, some terrific lines here, especially by Jean Hagen. She is the jewel of this passable noir. Watch for the scene where she shows up at Sullivan's apartment and the interaction with Arlene Dahl. Priceless and somewhat unexpected given the film's age. Some other good stuff as well, again considering the film's age. Like the holdup by two men disguised as women. Otherwise the main premise of the lawyer who acts as go-between criminals and insurance companies is a bit thin. The acting is fine if not exceptional. Barry Sullivan is convincing as the lawyer out for a fast buck to impress gold digging Arlene Dahl whose presence is enough as usual. But it's Jean Hagen who shines and makes this worth watching, at least for her scenes.


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