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I, the Jury (1953)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 14 August 1953 (USA)
Dectective Mike Hammer is determined to catch and kill the person who shot his close friend dead, so he follows clues that lead to a beautiful, seductive woman.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Margaret Sheridan ...
Eileen Vickers
Milt Miller
Frances Osborne ...
Myrna Devlin
Bob Cunningham ...
Hal Kines (as Robert Cunningham)
Tani Guthrie ...
Esther Bellamy (as Tani Seitz)
Dran Hamilton ...
Mary Bellamy (as Dran Seitz)
Pete, Elevator Operator
Paul Dubov ...
Dr. R.H. Vickers


It's nearly Christmas, but Mike Hammer is on the vengeance trail when Jack, his wartime buddy, is murdered. Hotheaded Hammer sets out to find the killer, working his way through an increasingly large pile of suspects (and corpses). Along the way, he meets a new love interest, psychologist Charlotte Manning, a treacherous Santa, a gangster named Kalecki, and two weird sisters, the Bellamy twins. Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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Release Date:

14 August 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

J'aurai ta peau  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Charlotte Manning: Drink, Mr Hammer?
Mike Hammer: No, I'm not much of a champagne drinker, Doc I...
Mike Hammer: [she shows him the bottle] Beer! Pat tell you about too?
Charlotte Manning: No. Jack Williams did. He talked about you quite a lot.
Mike Hammer: That was while you were treating Myrna, isn't it?
Charlotte Manning: Captain Chambers was asking about Myrna when he was here. He wanted to know how strong she was mentally, and whether there was any chance of her resorting to her old habits again
Mike Hammer: There's no chance of that happening, is there Doc?
Charlotte Manning: Let's say, so far so good
Mike Hammer: I'll drink to...
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17 December 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a normal tough as nails PI on the hunt flick of the times...With many familiar faces, Nestor Paiva, Peggy Castle, John Qualen, Preston Foster, etc. There's nothing much that stands out, watch it on AMC or whatever sometime and you will swear you have seen it before, even if you haven't.

Point of trivia-Biff Elliott apparently lived in the Northern Maine town of Presque Isle(where I'm from actually), and word has it they premiered this flick there in '53! It was a big time celeb event, for a town of about 12,000 at the time-it hadda been as if the Super bowl had come to town!

** outta ****.

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