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I Died a Thousand Times (1955)

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When aging criminal Roy Earle escapes from prison he decides to pull one last heist before retiring by robbing a resort hotel.

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During the 1950s California aging bank robber Roy "Mad Dog" Earle escapes from prison.Once out of prison, Roy,at the request of his crime boss "Big Mac",decides to pull one more heist before retiring.His target is a fancy mountain resort hotel where employee Louis Mendoza is Roy's "inside man".Roy Earle's team of robbers include hotheaded Babe,Red and dance-hall girl Marie.Marie falls for Roy but he only thinks of innocent young girl Velma whom he recently met.Velma has a slight foot handicap and smitten Roy plans to pay for her foot surgery with his share of the loot.Unfortunately,the robbery doesn't go as planned. Written by nufs68

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The Story Behind The Terrifying 60-Day Hunt For Desperado 'Mad-Dog' Earle! See more »


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9 November 1955 (USA)  »

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Gegen alle Gewalten  »

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Dennis Hopper makes an early acting appearance as the boy that Shelley Winters dances with at the house party in L.A. See more »

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Near the end of the picture, when the cops are chasing Jack Palance in their cars and motorcycles to the mountains, the following mistakes can easily be seen. Watch the two motorbikes cops as they approach a bridge. Before crossing the bridge, one of the cops comes off his bike; parts of the bike can be seen flying, as indeed so does the cop. The next shot they are all chasing Jack's car as if nothing happened. Later as they approach a slippery bend, a cop again comes off his motorcycle, blocking the chase. Seconds later they are all seen still chasing the villain. See more »

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Big Mac: [Pouring a drink] It's like the doc says... if i don't lay off this stuff, it's gonna knock ME off, but I'm gonna die anyway.
[laughs]
Big Mac: So are you.
[Distainfully]
Big Mac: So what? Nobody ever left this world alive.
[Holding up his glass]
Big Mac: To you, Roy!
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Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 27 November 1955 (1955) See more »

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They're All Wasted
18 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Beginning in the Early Fifties Movie Studios discovered that they needed something, anything to pry Audiences from their Living Rooms and that Hypnotic Box called Television. It was not going to be an easy task. Well, they decided, we at least can give them Color and widen the Screen to seemingly endless Vistas.

So they thought adding WarnerColor and Cinemascope was enough to cheat a little and remake a virtual Scene by Scene, Line by Line Movie called High Sierra (1941), a famously popular Bogart Movie Directed by Raoul Walsh.

Despite a strong Cast it was not to be. Most of the Players are unremarkable and some like Lee Marvin are totally wasted barely registering. The whole thing seems uninspired and has very little Life and if you have seen the original this one will make you feel a little cheated. Its not Bad it just has no reason to exist.


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