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Pushover (1954)

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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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Police Lt. Carl Eckstrom
Allen Nourse ...
Paddy Dolan
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Storyline

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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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

Rick McAllister: I can't spot it, but something's wrong somewhere!
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And Introducing Kim Novak See more »

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Referenced in Fright Night Part 2 (1988) See more »

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There Goes That Song Again
Music by Jule Styne (uncredited)
Played by duo pianists at the cocktail lounge
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Watch it, don't compare it.
24 November 2010 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

Don't read the reviews comparing it to other films before watching it on it's own merits, which are many. A damn fine Noir which isn't beholding to any other.

IMDb requires ten lines of text, but instead of impressing you with my opinions, I'll do this:

Kim Novak is stunning physically and memorable performance wise.

Fred Mc Murray is excellent on the northern-edge of his leading man days.

The first 3 minutes are perfect.

Really, the first 3 minutes make it worth watching.

LA at night, the land that built noir.

See it. Trust me.


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