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Man in the Vault (1956)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  12 December 1956 (USA)
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A locksmith gets caught up in a bank robbery.

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Tommy Dancer
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Betty Turner
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Flo Randall
Berry Kroeger ...
Willis Trent (as Berry Kroger)
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Herbie
James Seay ...
Paul De Camp
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Louie
Robert Keys ...
Earl Farraday
Nancy Duke ...
Trent's Girl Friend
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Pedro (as Gonzales Gonzales)
Vivianne Lloyd ...
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There's $200,000 in a Los Angeles safety-deposit box that mobster Willis Trent would like to have, so he gets two-timing, double-dealing Flo Randall to get the box number for him. He offers locksmith Tommy Dancer $5,000 to make the key but Tommy refuses. Trent threatens to harm Tommy's girl friend, Betty Turner, and Tommy gives in and goes to the bank. In a few nerve-racking minutes, Tommy makes the key and pockets the $200,000 for himself. Trent sends word that he has kidnapped Betty and the ransom is $200,000. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Forced into crime to save the girl he loved

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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12 December 1956 (USA)  »

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Trivia

This was one of the low budget non-John Wayne movies made by Wayne's company, Batjac Productions. See more »

Goofs

When Tommy comes out of the bank the second time and gets in his car, the sound of the engine starting and the transmission being shifted occur even though he has visibly not performed those actions yet. See more »

Crazy Credits

Veteran heavy Berry Kroeger had his name misspelled in the main credits as "Berry Kroger." See more »

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References You Bet Your Life (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Let The Chips Fall Where They May
Written by Dunham Vars and Henry Vars
Sung by Vivianne Lloyd
sung just after Tony unlocks the trunk
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Low Budget Film
14 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed this B Film from 1956 which involves a locksmith named Tommy Dancer, (William Campbell) who lives a very average life and one night in his favorite bowling alley a man named Willis Trent, (Berry Kroeger) makes his acquaintance. Willis invites Tommy to a party he is having and a young gal named Betty Turner, (Karen Sharpe) catches Tommys eye and a romance starts to bloom. The film gets interesting when Tommy decides to take a job making special keys which will provide him with five thousand dollars but things change and Tommy decides to take more of the cash than he expected to receive. This is a low budget film, but I always enjoy seeing veteran actors who have a long career of appearing in many films over the years. Berry Kroeger gave a great performance along with William Campbell and Karen Sharpe who made this film very entertaining.


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