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My Gun Is Quick (1957)

 -  Mystery  -  August 1957 (USA)
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A private detective helps a prostitute being assaulted, and notices that she is wearing a very unique ring. She is later found murdered and there is no trace of the ring, which turns out to... See full summary »

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Whitney Blake ...
Nancy Williams
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Dione, Blonde Bar-Girl (as Pat Donague)
Donald Randolph ...
Colonel Holloway
Pamela Duncan ...
Booth Colman ...
Det. Pat Chambers (as Booth Coleman)
Jan Chaney ...
'Red', Cafe Girl
Genie Coree ...
Maria Teresa Garcia (as Gina Core)
Richard Garland ...
Louis, Henchman
Charles Boaz ...
Gangster
Peter Mamakos ...
LaRoche - Smuggler Chief
Claire Carleton ...
Proprietess
Phil Arnold ...
'Shorty', Cafe Proprietor
John Dennis ...
Al
Terence de Marney ...
Jean, the French Janitor (as Terrence De Marney)
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A private detective helps a prostitute being assaulted, and notices that she is wearing a very unique ring. She is later found murdered and there is no trace of the ring, which turns out to be part of a cache of jewelry stolen by the Nazis during World War II and smuggled out of France after the wary by an American army colonel. The private eye decides to try to find the ring, is hired by the former colonel to find the rest of the jewels, and runs up against a murderous French gang that is also looking for the jewels. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Million-Dollar DAMES...A Million-Buck HEIST!...A Million Volt SHOCKER! (original poster) See more »

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Mystery

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August 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aseeni on nopea  »

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Trivia

Robert Bray receives an "introducing" credit. See more »

Goofs

When they find Maria Teresa Garcia's body in the bathtub and are photographing it. You can see her leg drop down slightly just as Det. Pat Chambers says her name to Mike Hammer. See more »

Quotes

Mike Hammer: Off my back, chick - I'm tired!
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Connections

Spoofed in My Tongue Is -Quick! (1971) See more »

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Blue Bells
Written by Marlin Skiles and Stanley Styne
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Standard Mike Hammer thriller

I have never read any of the Mike Hammer novels so I cannot comment on how faithful the film adaptations are but I have seen all the films.

This film has a plot similar to the previous Mike Hammer film KISS ME DEADLY. As in the latter film Mike Hammer helps a girl escape from a gang of thugs, but the girl later turns up dead. Mike meets a women whom he thinks is trying to help him solve the girls murder, but like Gabrielle in KISS ME DEADLY, she is really working for the bad guys. The bad guys are lead by a retired English army officer who is trying to recover stolen Nazi loot he smuggled out of Europe after the war. Robert Bray is adequate as Mike Hammer, but he is no Ralph Meeker. But his Mike Hammer performance is light years ahead of Biff Elliot's or Armand Assante's.


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