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Director:
Writers:
Roy Huggins (screenplay)
Thomas Walsh (novel) ...
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Release Date:
6 August 1954 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
This year the great suspense drama is PUSHOVER The Story of temptation
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Double Indemnity part 2? See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Fred MacMurray ... Paul Sheridan

Philip Carey ... Rick McAllister (as Phil Carey)

Kim Novak ... Lona McLane

Dorothy Malone ... Ann Stewart

E.G. Marshall ... Police Lt. Carl Eckstrom
Allen Nourse ... Paddy Dolan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Anderson ... Beery--Mechanic (uncredited)
Joe Bailey ... Hobbs (uncredited)
Tony Barrett ... Pickup Artist in Bar (uncredited)
Walter Beaver ... Detective Schaeffer (uncredited)
Richard Bryan ... Detective Harris (uncredited)
Robert Carson ... First Bartender (uncredited)

Phil Chambers ... Detective Briggs (uncredited)
Dick Crockett ... Mr. Crockett (uncredited)
John De Simone ... Assistant Bank Manager (uncredited)
Alan Dexter ... Detective Fine (uncredited)
Don C. Harvey ... Detective Peters (uncredited)
Ann Loos ... Bank Teller (uncredited)
Mort Mills ... Second Bartender (uncredited)
Ann Morriss ... Ellen Burnett (uncredited)

Paul Picerni ... Masher in Ann's Hallway (uncredited)

Paul Richards ... Harry Wheeler (uncredited)

Marion Ross ... Mrs. Crockett (uncredited)
K.L. Smith ... Bank Guard (uncredited)
Robert Stevenson ... Billings (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Bank Executive (uncredited)
John Tarangelo ... Boy (uncredited)
Mel Welles ... Detective (uncredited)
Jack Wilson ... Detective (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Quine 
 
Writing credits
Roy Huggins (screenplay)

Thomas Walsh  novel "The Night Watch" and
Bill S. Ballinger  novel "Rafferty"

Produced by
Jules Schermer .... producer
Philip A. Waxman .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Arthur Morton 
 
Cinematography by
Lester White (director of photography) (as Lester H. White)
 
Film Editing by
Jerome Thoms 
 
Art Direction by
Walter Holscher 
 
Set Decoration by
James Crowe 
 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Clay Campbell .... makeup artist
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Corrick .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
John P. Livadary .... recording supervisor (as John Livadary)
 
Music Department
Morris Stoloff .... conductor
Nathan Scott .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
88 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Began shooting in mid-January 1954.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: As in "Double Indemnity", although Fred MacMurray's character is not married, he wears a wedding ring throughout the film.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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Movie Connections:
References It Should Happen to You (1954)See more »
Soundtrack:
There Goes That Song AgainSee more »

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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Double Indemnity part 2?, 21 March 2007
Author: lizardkxng from United States

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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