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The Counterfeit Plan (1957)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  11 May 1957 (USA)
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A reformed forger runs into an acquaintance from his past, now an escaped murderer, who blackmails him into resuming his criminal career.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zachary Scott ...
Max Brant
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Carole Bernard
Mervyn Johns ...
Louie Bernard
Sydney Tafler ...
Harry Flint
Lee Patterson ...
Duke
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Frank Wandelman
Robert Arden ...
Bob Fenton
Chili Bouchier ...
Gerta - Housekeeper
John Welsh ...
Police Insp. Grant
Aubrey Dexter ...
Joe Lepton
David Lodge ...
Sam Watson
Mark Bellamy ...
Vik - Max's Driver
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Detective Sergeant
Basil Dignam ...
Police Commissioner
Carl Conway ...
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A reformed forger runs into an acquaintance from his past, now an escaped murderer, who blackmails him into resuming his criminal career.

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The Whole Savage Story of the $100,000,000 Counterfeit Ring!

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11 May 1957 (USA)  »

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Asylliptos tyhodioktis  »

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Very good procedural crime drama with Zach at his evil best!
16 March 2009 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Don't know if this one is out on video (I just picked it up in 16mm) but if it shows up, give it a look. Zachary Scott plays a Dimitrios-like master criminal named Max Brant and, after effecting an escape from the gallows, hides out at old buddy Mervyn Johns' mansion. Johns is a former counterfeit engraver and he reluctantly gets roped into a new venture with Brant. Complications ensue when Johns' daughter (very lovely Peggie Castle) arrives home and Brant's lecherous tendencies are aroused. The picture moves well with every step of a counterfeit operation detailed and yet there is still time for some action and brutal shockers. Sharp ears will hear music later used in PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE in one of the early scenes of the picture.


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