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Roadblock (1951)

Approved | | Crime, Film-Noir, Drama | 17 September 1951 (USA)
Honest LA insurance detective Joe Peters becomes corrupt after falling in love with sensual gold-digger model Diane.

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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>

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Walk a Crooked Mile  »

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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 afterwards, 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 »

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Egan: [about Joe after he beats up DeVito] I thought he was an easy-going guy.
Harry Miller: He was - until he got married.
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So Swell of You
by Leona Davidson
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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.


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