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A larcenous undercover cop falls for the beautiful moll of a bank robber on the run and together they double-cross the hood nd the cops.

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Paul Sheridan
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Rick McAllister (as Phil Carey)
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Lona McLane
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Ann Stewart
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Paddy Dolan
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A bank heist yields $210,000. Soon, sultry Lona McLane, girlfriend of one of the robbers, meets Paul Sheridan and has a torrid affair. When she finds out Paul's a cop, to save herself she sets out to corrupt him. He's a pushover. But it won't be easy for Paul to get his hands on the money when he's part of a complex, peeping-tom stakeout. Soon, he's in much deeper than he'd planned, amid atmospheric night scenes. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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This year the great suspense drama is PUSHOVER The Story of temptation


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6 August 1954 (USA)  »

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The Killer Wore a Badge  »

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Trivia

The movie showing at the theater at the beginning of the movie is The Nebraskan which Philip Carey starred in the year before. See more »

Goofs

When Lt. Eckstrom explains the layout of the apartment building to the detectives, he points to the apartment where the stakeout will take place, then points to a room just below it and tells the detectives to be sure to avoid contact with the other tenants. The room he points to is a bedroom in the stakeout apartment, so no tenants would be in that room. See more »

Quotes

Paul Sheridan: [after trying to start her car] I don't know. I don't think you're getting any spark.
Lona McLane: [Intending a double entendre] I'm not?
Paul Sheridan: Not enough to start the car.
Lona McLane: Any suggestions?
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And Introducing Kim Novak See more »

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References It Should Happen to You (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

There Goes That Song Again
Music by Jule Styne (uncredited)
Played by duo pianists at the cocktail lounge
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Kim Novak & Dorothy Malone were Great
23 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed this great classic film from 1954 starring Fred MacMurray, (Paul Sheridan) who is a detective and gets involved with Lona McLane,(Kim Novak) who is connected with a bank robber and Lona cons Paul to kill her boyfriend so they can take the money for themselves. The only problem is that Paul Sheridan is assigned to watch Lona on a stake out with other detectives and have her apartment watched and her telephone wires tapped. There are many problems that face Paul and Lona and one of Paul's detective friends gets involved with a girl named Ann Stewart, (Dorothy Malone) who lives in the same apartment house as Lona and lives down the hall. This story becomes quite exciting as a crooked cop tries to cover his tracks and makes mistakes after mistakes. Don't miss this Classic it is great with outstanding acting and a great cast of actors. Enjoy.


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