MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 17,899 this week

A Bullet for Joey (1955)

6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 521 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 6 critic

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.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 18 May 2011
 
a list of 2983 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 277 titles
created 14 Apr 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 11 months ago
 
list image
a list of 9998 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Bullet for Joey (1955)

A Bullet for Joey (1955) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Bullet for Joey.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Glass Web (1953)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A beautiful but heartless television actress, uses seduction and tricks to blackmail the men in her life to a point, where she could get herself killed.

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, John Forsythe, Kathleen Hughes
I Am the Law (1938)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Law professor John Lindsay is asked by a civic leader to become a special prosecutor to go after the racketeers in town.

Director: Alexander Hall
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Barbara O'Neil, John Beal
Nightmare (1956)
Drama | Film-Noir | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A musician has a nightmare in which he killed a man. When he wakes up he finds evidence that the crime really took place and tries to find the truth with the help of his brother-in-law who ... See full summary »

Director: Maxwell Shane
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Kevin McCarthy, Connie Russell
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When ruthlessly dedicated postal inspector investigates the murder of a co-worker, he finds that the sole witness, a nun, has been targeted by the killers.

Director: Lewis Allen
Stars: Alan Ladd, Phyllis Calvert, Paul Stewart
Barbary Coast (1935)
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Mary Rutledge arrives from the east, finds her fiance dead, and goes to work at the roulette wheel of Louis Charnalis' Bella Donna, a rowdy gambling house in San Francisco in the 1850s. She... See full summary »

Directors: Howard Hawks, William Wyler
Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Edward G. Robinson, Joel McCrea
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A visiting American engages in a bold business promotion, the likes of which the British have not seen.

Director: Marion Gering
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Nigel Bruce, Constance Collier
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Ted Tetzlaff
Stars: George Raft, Nina Foch, George Macready
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When retired racket boss John Sarto tries to reclaim his place and former friends try to kill him, he finds solace in a monastery and reinvents himself as a pious monk.

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sothern
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

On Chicago's South Side reporter Ed Ames finds the body of a dead girl. Her address book leads to a host of names of men frightened by her death but claiming never to have known her. Ames comes to know quite a lot, dangerously so.

Director: Lewis Allen
Stars: Alan Ladd, Donna Reed, June Havoc
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An upright car mechanic falls in love with the girlfriend of a gangster. This forces him to participate in the criminal underworld.

Director: Richard Quine
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Dianne Foster, Kevin McCarthy
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Ex-policeman Vince Kane is a partner with Joe Farley as bail bond brokers, but retains his ties and friendship with the police and Detective Nick Ferrone. Ferrone picks up Claude Brackette,... See full summary »

Director: Ted Tetzlaff
Stars: George Raft, Ella Raines, Pat O'Brien
Larceny, Inc. (1942)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Three ex-cons buy a luggage shop to tunnel into the bank vault next door. But despite all they can do, the shop prospers...

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Jane Wyman, Broderick Crawford
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Insp. Raoul Leduc
...
Joe Victor aka Steiner
Audrey Totter ...
Joyce Geary
George Dolenz ...
Dr. Carl Macklin
...
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
...
Marie Temblay
...
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
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 January 1956 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Akte XP 15  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


8 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss A Bullet for Joey (1955) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?