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My Gun Is Quick (1957)

Approved | | Mystery | August 1957 (USA)
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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Cast

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Nancy Williams
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Dione, Blonde Bar-Girl (as Pat Donague)
Donald Randolph ...
Colonel Holloway
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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
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LaRoche - Smuggler Chief
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Proprietess
Phil Arnold ...
'Shorty', Cafe Proprietor
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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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Impressive B team effort.
17 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In my Gun is Quick,The Maltese Falcon flies again but not too high. Dolls and dead bodies litter the landscape in this Mickey Spillane story featuring a pair of rookie directors and a cast consisting of minor TV second stringers that nevertheless rises above its drawbacks on more than one occasion.

Mike Hammer (Robert Bray) comes to the aid of a stripper in a hash house when he clocks a thug about to rough her up. Down on her luck she does sport an impressive rock on her finger, one that is part of a priceless set stolen by Nazis during the war. When the girl is murdered Hammer is determined to find her killer. He is also hired by a retired Army colonel to locate all the jewels, promising him a huge payday.

Busy ducking punches and bullets from flunkies while fending off passes from dames the disheveled and surly Bray's cynical deadpan economically conveys Hammer's take on the cesspool society he moves through with few words. His take on everyone is suspicious and for good reason. Hammer's character calls for little stretching and the limited and terse Bray gives Quick a healthy pace by keeping it short and sweet. The rest of the cast is flat (save for Donald Randolph's inspired Colonel) with the mugs supplying perfunctory menace, the babes intense uncontrollable desire for Mike. Considering the personnel My Gun is Quick is a decent Spillane rendering. It may not approach Kiss Me Deadly but it does retain it's pulp sensibility most prominently explored in the hang dog visage of Bray that at times transcends the classic world weary expressions of Mitchum and Bogart.


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