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A Bullet for Joey (1955)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  13 January 1956 (Finland)
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In Montreal, a police inspector slowly discovers a plot to kidnap a nuclear physicist, American mobsters, foreign spies, and a blonde seductress, are all involved.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Inspector Raoul Leduc
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Joe Victor aka Steiner
Audrey Totter ...
Joyce Geary
George Dolenz ...
Dr. Carl Macklin
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Eric Hartman
Toni Gerry ...
Yvonne Temblay
William Bryant ...
Jack Allen (as Bill Bryant)
John Cliff ...
Morrie
Steven Geray ...
Raphael Garcia
Joseph Vitale ...
Nick Johonus
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Marie Temblay
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Fred
Kaaren Verne ...
Viveca Hartman (as Karen Verne)
Henri Letondal ...
Dubois
Stan Malotte ...
Paul
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Montreal: the former well-known gangster Joey Victor is fetched from Europe, where he was deported to from USA. His shall kidnap the nuclear physicist Dr. Macklin and bring him behind the Iron Curtain. Joey reactivates his old gang, including the formerly attractive Joyce. She shall seduce the erotically inexperienced Macklin and lure him out of his closely protected quarters. But the FBI becomes suspicious... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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THE SCREEN'S TOP "TOUGH GUYS" MEET FACE TO FACE! (original print ad - all caps)


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13 January 1956 (Finland)  »

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Akte XP 15  »

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As the sedan carrying Nick and Morrie prepares to pass the telephone repair truck that the police are using for undercover purposes, the camera and several members of the crew are visibly reflected in the door of the truck. See more »

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Insp. Raoul Leduc: I was thinking of Miss Geary. I met her at the golf club yesterday. Do you remember?
Dr. Carl Macklin: Yes.
Insp. Raoul Leduc: Charming.
Dr. Carl Macklin: Yes she is.
Insp. Raoul Leduc: What do you know about her?
Dr. Carl Macklin: Very little, and the little I know, I like.
Insp. Raoul Leduc: I can't say that I blame you. Women make it a pleasure to be a man
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Boring, bad, sleep walking performances
22 December 2007 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

Bad film-noir, if you could call it that. Its as if the stars involved were sedated through the whole film, and lets not talk about the plot.The worst performance Edward G.Robinson ever gave in a film, with his emoting over his partners death with as much passion as if a waitress served his coffee black instead of with cream. And his bad decisions were responsible for his death to boot. And Geroge Raft-first he's sort of a good guy gangster, then he turns completely cold-blooded brushing off the death of a completely innocent 21year old woman by his partner, then he turns to be a good-guy again because the writers could'nt think of anything else. I LOVE old black and white movies, but don't waster your time with this stinker.


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