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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
Moroni Olsen ...
Henry Manston
Danny Dayton ...
Harry Dycker (as Dan Dayton)
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Gordon N. Jessman
Howard Petrie ...
Franko
William Phipps ...
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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police | thug | missing loot | See All (3) »

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Drama | Film-Noir

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15 June 1951 (USA)  »

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Discrétion assurée  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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I'VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN
Written by Cole Porter
Sung in part by Jean Hagen
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good noir

A terrific classic noir opening - man on the run in a city of night, his voiceover, leading to flashback - but eventually disappointing. Barry Sullivan is excellent as the protagonist. If it had kept the courage of its opening, it could have been one of the great ones.


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