MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,020 this week

Double Jeopardy (1955)

6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 29 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

Lawyer Marc Hill helps clear the name of his girlfriends father who is accused of murdering a man that was blackmailing him.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 995 titles
created 17 Feb 2012
 
list image
R7
a list of 40 titles
created 26 Apr 2012
 
a list of 751 titles
created 30 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 731 titles
created 22 May 2013
 
list image
a list of 1335 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Double Jeopardy" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Double Jeopardy (1955)

Double Jeopardy (1955) on IMDb 6.3/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Double Jeopardy.

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mohawk (1956)
Adventure | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An artist working in a remote army post is juggling the storekeeper's daughter, his fiancée newly arrived from the east, and the Indian Chief's daughter. But when a vengeful settler manages... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Neumann
Stars: Scott Brady, Rita Gam, Neville Brand
The Unearthly (1957)
Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  

Mad doctor uses patients at his isolated psychiatric institute as subjects in his attempts to create longevity by surgically installing an artificial gland in their skulls, with disastrous results.

Director: Boris Petroff
Stars: John Carradine, Myron Healey, Allison Hayes
The Undead (1957)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A beautiful woman is sent back in time via hypnosis to the Middle Ages where she finds she is suspected of being a witch, and subject to being executed.

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Pamela Duncan, Richard Garland, Allison Hayes
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A photographer on an expedition in the jungle runs afoul of a voodoo cult.

Director: Walter Grauman
Stars: Paul Burke, Allison Hayes, John Wengraf
Crime Wave (1954)
Crime | Film-Noir | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Reformed parolee Steve Lacey is caught in the middle when a wounded former cellmate seeks him out for shelter.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Gene Nelson, Sterling Hayden, Phyllis Kirk
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

When an abused socialite grows to giant size because of an alien encounter and an aborted murder attempt, she goes after her cheating husband with revenge on her mind.

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: Allison Hayes, William Hudson, Yvette Vickers
Gunslinger (1956)
Action | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

After her husband is gunned down, Rose Hood takes his place temporarily as marshal of a small Western town.

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: John Ireland, Beverly Garland, Allison Hayes
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A murder case that can't be won is assigned to a young defense attorney. He asks his old ailing friend, a legend among attorneys, for help on the case as his consultant.

Director: Boris Sagal
Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Nick Adams, Claude Rains
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

With the Roman Empire divided, Attila the Hun hopes to conquer. In his way are a brave centurion, a beautiful princess...and Christianity.

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Jeff Chandler, Jack Palance, Ludmilla Tchérina
Double Jeopardy (TV Movie 1996)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Hard working married policeman has an affair with a 16 year old waitress who becomes pregnant. She is then found brutally murdered and he is the chief suspect.

Director: Deborah Dalton
Stars: Joe Penny, Teri Garr, Brittany Murphy
Double Jeopardy (Video 1998)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Francesca is hired to protect the plans for a new product until they can be delivered to the patent office. Little does she know that her evil twin sister plots to steal the plans by ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Woods
Stars: Francesca Lé, Amber Allen, Danielle Fellini
Wolf Dog (1958)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Just paroled from a prison term for manslaughter, ex-Marine Jim Hughes makes a new start with his wife Ellen and ten-year-old son Paul, on a ranch given him by his old Corps commander. ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield
Stars: Jim Davis, Allison Hayes, Tony Brown
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Rod Cameron ...
Marc Hill
Gale Robbins ...
Marge Baggott
...
Barbara Devery
...
Jeff Calder
...
Emmett Devery
Robert Armstrong ...
Sam Baggott
John Gallaudet ...
Police Lt. Freid
Robert Nelson ...
Police Sgt. McNulty (as Bob Nelson)
Minerva Urecal ...
Mrs. Kreesy
Tom Powers ...
Harry Sheldon
Dick Elliott ...
Happy Harry
Fern Hall ...
Miss Webster
Edit

Storyline

Emmett Devery is being blackmailed by his former partner, Sam Baggott, who served a prison term years before on a shady business deal. Devery's daughter, Barbara, and his attorney, Marc Hill, in love with Barbara, know nothing about the situation. Baggott applies more blackmail-pressure and is killed by Jeff Calder, the boyfriend of cheating-wife Marge Baggott, who tried to double-cross Marge by getting the money himself. The police investigation of Baggott's murder leads to Devery, who admits that Baggott was blackmailing him but denies killing the extortionist. Hill and Barbara begin their own investigation. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Dealy Formula For Murder! (original poster)


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 June 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Crooked Ring  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Filming began on March 3, 1955. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
B-movie stalwarts help redeem overlooked, low-budget late noir
12 August 2003 | by (Western New York) – See all my reviews

Double Jeopardy is a Republic crime drama that seldom makes even the most inclusive lists of film noir, even though, in all its grunginess, it's a little better than many that do make the cut. Its director, R. G. Springsteen, churned out umpteen dozen forgotten horse operas (and his most notorious credit was The Red Menace). That doesn't inspire confidence, but he does more than a passable job on a passable story.

`Stumblebum' Robert Armstrong hasn't worked for years, but manages keep himself in whiskey and occasionally to pay rent on the one-room flat he and his unfaithful wife (Gale Robbins) share with the $500 bucks he gets every month from a mysterious stranger. Meanwhile, on the much better side of the tracks, the stranger (John Litel) is putting together the financing for a new housing development but, to the bafflement of his lawyer and future son-in-law (Rod Cameron), won't consider low-interest government loans.

Their two worlds, existing in uneasy truce, collide when Robbins, conspiring with her used-car-salesman lover (Jeff Calder), goads Armstrong into strong-arming Litel for a big payoff (when he gets it, the adulterous couple plan run off to Mexico together). But in the deserted canyon where blackmailer and victim had their rendezvous, Armstrong's body is found inside a wrecked car; Litel is charged with his murder. Cameron starts sniffing around to find the truth in what the police think is an open-and-shut case.

There's a fair amount of crummy atmosphere in this low-rent, late noir, abetted by a seasoned cast of Hollywood B-movie veterans (Minerva Urecal as a meddlesome landlady and Dick Elliott as Calder's boss Happy Harry also appear). It's no Double Indemnity, but it passes the time.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Double Jeopardy (1955) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?