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28 March 1954 (USA) See more »
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Desperate man on the hot spot... and only one way out! See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Barry Sullivan ... Mike Donovan

Dorothy Malone ... Ruthie Donovan

Charles McGraw ... Gus Slavin
Don Haggerty ... Neil Sanford
Mary Beth Hughes ... Vera

Don Beddoe ... Herman Tate
Dayton Lummis ... Jim Starling
Joanne Jordan ... Georgia Hoard
John Eldredge ... Frank Temple
Richard Reeves ... Pete Mazurki / Tanner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Close ... FBI Agent (uncredited)
Tom Coleman ... Bank Examiner (uncredited)
Hal K. Dawson ... Mr. Johnson - Bank Examiner (uncredited)
Sayre Dearing ... Bank Employee (uncredited)
George Eldredge ... Policeman (uncredited)
Charles Ferguson ... Bank Examiner (uncredited)
Sam Flint ... Sam - Bank Guard (uncredited)
Don C. Harvey ... Police Detective / Interrogator (uncredited)
Jim Hayward ... Mr. Gregory - Gas Station Owner (uncredited)

Bill Hickman ... Bank Customer (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Jim - Police Detective (uncredited)
John Pickard ... Police Detective / Interrogator (uncredited)
Frank Sully ... Charlie - Cab Driver (uncredited)
Phil Tead ... Bank Manager (uncredited)
Carleton Young ... Lie Detector Technician (uncredited)

Directed by
Harold D. Schuster 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dwight V. Babcock  story
George Bricker  story
Warren Douglas  screenplay

Produced by
Warren Douglas .... associate producer
Lindsley Parsons .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Dunlap 
 
Cinematography by
William A. Sickner 
 
Film Editing by
Ace Herman 
 
Art Direction by
Dave Milton  (as David Milton)
 
Set Decoration by
Ben Bone 
 
Makeup Department
Ted Larsen .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Rex Bailey .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Wonder .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Tom Lambert .... sound recordist
 
Other crew
Bobbie Sierks .... set continuity
 

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80 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Loophole (1954), 3 January 2012
Author: Martin Teller from Portland OR

A bank teller comes up $50,000 short and an investigator is determined to nail him for theft. The film is something of a mixed bag. The cinematography is pedestrian, the narration is hokey, and the ending is too neat to be satisfying. However, a story about someone being wrongfully accused always makes my blood boil in a way that holds my attention. Barry Sullivan is great as usual, but more interesting is Charles McGraw. McGraw usually plays a righteous character, but here he's such a relentless, contemptible bastard that you can't wait to see him get what's coming to him. The film could have paid off a little better in this respect, but it's an engaging performance. Dorothy Malone is unfortunately saddled with a dull good girl role that doesn't exploit her talents, but there is a small but delightful femme fatale part for Mary Beth Hughes. Ultimately the positives outweigh the negatives and it's a fun watch.

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