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Man in the Vault
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Writers:
Burt Kennedy (screenplay)
Frank Gruber (novel)
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Release Date:
12 December 1956 (USA) See more »
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Forced into crime to save the girl he loved
Plot:
A locksmith gets caught up in a bank robbery. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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William Campbell ... Tommy Dancer

Karen Sharpe ... Betty Turner

Anita Ekberg ... Flo Randall
Berry Kroeger ... Willis Trent (as Berry Kroger)

Paul Fix ... Herbie
James Seay ... Paul De Camp

Mike Mazurki ... Louie
Robert Keys ... Earl Farraday
Nancy Duke ... Trent's Girl Friend

Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez ... Pedro (as Gonzales Gonzales)
Vivianne Lloyd ... Singer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Aldrich ... Bank Guard (uncredited)
David Leonard ... Mr. Grover - the Locksmith (uncredited)

John Mitchum ... Andy (uncredited)
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Directed by
Andrew V. McLaglen 
 
Writing credits
Burt Kennedy (screenplay)

Frank Gruber (novel "The Lock and the Key")

Produced by
Robert E. Morrison .... producer
John Wayne .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Henry Vars 
 
Cinematography by
William H. Clothier 
 
Makeup Department
Margaret Donovan .... hair stylist
Web Overlander .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Nate H. Edwards .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Emmett Morrison .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Victor B. Appel .... sound (as Victor Appel)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Esther Krebs .... wardrobe
Carl Walker .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Everett Sutherland .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
Henry Vars .... conductor
 
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Catalina Lawrence .... script supervisor
Albert Podlansky .... assistant to producer (as Albert Podlasky)
 

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73 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Trivia:
There really was a Grover's Lock and Key on Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood. Apparently, it was easier to use the existing storefront than create a phony one for the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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 »
Movie Connections:
References "You Bet Your Life" (1950)See more »
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Low Budget Film, 14 March 2008
Author: whpratt1 from United States

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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