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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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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

As in "Double Indemnity", although Fred MacMurray's character is not married, he wears a wedding ring throughout the film. See more »

Quotes

Detective Harris: [Looking at the sexy Ann through binoculars in her apartment] Oooo, man!
Detective Schaeffer: The redhead on the third floor?
Detective Harris: Well, you only get out of sweater what you put into, I always say.
Detective Schaeffer: Yeah, you said it twice this morning. Let me have a look.
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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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Double Indemnity part 2?
21 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I didn't expect this movie to be this good knowing nothing about it. Kim Novak is not the bitch that Barbara Stanwyck is, but the most beautiful actress on the movie screen and shy way about her that was truly sensuous. No matter who the leading man in her movies was, you just felt the helplessness of them being totally enthralled with this soft, sensuous, unbelievable sex goddess, for lack of another original description.

This is only the second movie I seen Fred MacMurray in (no my three sons here) besides Double Indemnity and his performance is very good here also,... just as Double Indemnity... I found myself hoping he would get away with it!


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