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Pickup (1951)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir | 24 July 1951 (USA)
Low-budget, tabloid-lurid story with high camp value of older man falling for much younger beauty who's busy figuring out how she can kill him now that they're married. Nasty verbal ... See full summary »

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Hugo Haas ...
Jan 'Hunky' Horak
Beverly Michaels ...
Betty Horak
Allan Nixon ...
Steve Kowalski
Howland Chamberlain ...
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Bernard Gorcey ...
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Robert Lowell ...
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Low-budget, tabloid-lurid story with high camp value of older man falling for much younger beauty who's busy figuring out how she can kill him now that they're married. Nasty verbal encounters and above all, Beverly Michaels, spike up this flick. Written by <cantor@sirius.com>

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Murder was her mistake - marrying her was his! See more »

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actually pretty nice
8 March 2003 | by (Brno, Czech Rep.) – See all my reviews

It's pretty difficult to dismiss Haas as an 'sleazy, murky old guy' or 'The Bad Director' in his exile days (read US, later). He's trying hard and the pictures do have some bright moments, when you feel like as if it was a serious drama, or when you laugh hard. The problem is -- for some people -- that you get both in one package and that you might laugh at places where it wasn't intended. But I enjoyed this picture -- and I am not saying this only because of my hurt national pride or something.


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