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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:
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Cast

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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)
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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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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:
Lona McLane:Well, it's been weird knowing you.See more »
Movie Connections:
References It Should Happen to You (1954)See more »
Soundtrack:
There Goes That Song AgainSee more »

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21 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Not Quite, 16 February 2003
Author: John Jobeless (jjelgar@yahoo.com) from Bay Area, California

This is a fairly tight little thriller, a good but not quite good enough film noir to be counted among the classics. While it owes a lot to "Double Indemnity" and foreshadows "Rear Window," it just doesn't rise to their memorable level. Fred MacMurray offers an eerily familiar, though less inspired, repeat of his performance in the Wilder classic; Kim Novak (in her first film) is no match for Stanwyck, nor did she ever become one; Richard Quine simply was not as fine a director as Hitchcock or Wilder. And yet, it's a pretty good bit of entertainment, recommended to those who appreciate the genre as a whole rather than merely a short list of classics.

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