MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,979 this week

Roadblock (1951)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 381 users  
Reviews: 18 user | 14 critic

An L.A. insurance detective starts to get involved with a girl he is increasingly attracted to, even though he sees her as a chiseller. She makes it clear that her tastes are too expensive ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

all
a list of 2723 titles
created 27 Dec 2011
 
a list of 446 titles
created 17 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 31 titles
created 25 May 2012
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 445 titles
created 13 Jul 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Roadblock" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Roadblock (1951)

Roadblock (1951) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Roadblock.
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Joe Peters
Joan Dixon ...
Diane
Lowell Gilmore ...
Kendall Webb
Louis Jean Heydt ...
Harry Miller
...
Egan
Edit

Storyline

An L.A. insurance detective starts to get involved with a girl he is increasingly attracted to, even though he sees her as a chiseller. She makes it clear that her tastes are too expensive for him, so he sets about getting a lot of money quickly if illegally. Perhaps too late, she starts to find that she is content with him just the way he is. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Hot Lead and Cold Cash Outside the Law

Genres:

Crime | Film-Noir | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 September 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Roadblock  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Miller tells Joe Peters he revealed himself as being associated with the robbery because Peters had said five men (plus the pilot) were involved at a time when that information was not known to the insurance company. Yet, immediately after-wards Egan is cross-examining the pilot and mentioned the five men as though it was a fact, before the pilot actually admitted it. See more »

Quotes

Diane: Someday you're going to want something nice and expensive that you can't afford on a detective's salary.
Joe Peters: Like what?
Diane: Like me.
See more »

Connections

Edited from High Sierra (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

So Swell of You
by Leona Davidson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A nifty little film noir
9 May 1999 | by (Barnegat, NJ) – See all my reviews

This is a slight little B movie that's entertaining nevertheless. Insurance investigator Joe Peters (Charles McGraw) meets hot number Diane (Joan Dixon) and decides he's going to have to do something desperate to keep her in the lifestyle she wants to become accustomed to.

Milburn Stone (Gunsmoke's Doc) has a small role as a detective.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
good acting, good story ksf-2
Discuss Roadblock (1951) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?