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A Bullet for Joey (1955)

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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Insp. 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 - Macklin's Secretary
William Bryant ...
Jack Allen - from L.A. (as Bill Bryant)
John Cliff ...
Morrie - in Chicago
Steven Geray ...
Raphael Garcia
Joseph Vitale ...
Nick Johonus
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Marie Temblay
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Fred - RCMP Officer
Kaaren Verne ...
Viveca Hartman - Eric's wife (as Karen Verne)
Henri Letondal ...
Dubois - Maple Leaf Farms
Stan Malotte ...
Paul - RCMP Lab Man
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Storyline

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 »

Quotes

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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Edward Robinson and George Raft? Success (Sort Of)!
26 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In Montreal, a police inspector (Edward G. Robinson) slowly discovers a plot to kidnap a nuclear physicist. American mobsters, foreign spies and a blonde seductress are all involved.

John Howard Reid considered the movie dull. He said a slow pace, one-dimensional characters, and an unconvincing climax plague the film. Sadly, I tend to think he is right. I was all invested the first ten or fifteen minutes, but found myself less interested as the movie went on.

I have a special fondness for George Raft, and an even bigger fondness for Edward G. Robinson, so you simply cannot go wrong with a film that has both men. And then adding all the film noir elements, along with spies and such, you have real potential. I just do not know if they actually reached it.


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