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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
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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 »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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This was one of the low budget non-John Wayne movies made by Wayne's company, Batjac Productions.See more »
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Crew or equipment visible: At about 68 minutes, when Pedro opens a glass door to leave the bowling alley, the cameraman and a director are clearly reflected in the glass door.See more »
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References "You Bet Your Life" (1950)See more »
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12 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Cheap little flick, 27 March 2007
Author: sergepesic from Minneapolis, USA

If "Man in the Vault" was made today it would go straight to the video. In the old days it was probably shown as a first feature before the real thing. I am a big fan of the film - noir movies. The dark atmosphere, sharply drawn characters, daring look at the humankind and of course' some of the greatest stars of all times. This little flick has none of the above. It looks extremely cheap and tawdry, the acting belongs to the Ed Wood school of movie making( especially William Campbell who is absolutely frightful), there is no sense of humor or snappy dialog. Even my penchant for nostalgia doesn't hide the fact that this is, sadly a dreadful little picture.

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