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I, the Jury (1953)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  14 August 1953 (USA)
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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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Eileen Vickers
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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)
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Pete, Elevator Operator
Paul Dubov ...
Marty
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Dr. R.H. Vickers
Nestor Paiva ...
Manuel
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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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The best Mike Hammer film!
10 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I consider this film to be the best one about Mike Hammer, with Biff Elliott's performance the definitive Mike Hammer. Harry Essex's script is excellent and contains many improvements on Mickey Spillane's novel. His direction is strong and imaginative, and he makes fine use of light and shadow. The camera work by John Alton is top-notch, as is the score by Franz Waxman. The cast includes many veteran players, as well as Peggie Castle in her memorable performance as Charlotte Manning. All in all, this is one of the finest private eye films ever made. Biff Elliott and Haary Essex should have received more opportunities. I have always treasured this film.


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