6.1/10
350
12 user 3 critic

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 »

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

I, the Jury (1953)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Dectective Mike Hammer is determined to catch and kill the person who shot his close friend dead, so he follows clues that lead to a beautiful, seductive woman.

Director: Harry Essex
Stars: Biff Elliot, Preston Foster, Peggie Castle
Crime | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious "great whatsit."

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Legendary detective Mike Hammer has spent seven years in an alcoholic funk after the supposed death of his secretary, Velda. He is brought back to the land of the living by his old friendly enemy, police lieutenant Pat Chambers.

Director: Roy Rowland
Stars: Mickey Spillane, Shirley Eaton, Scott Peters
The Long Wait (1954)
Crime | Film-Noir | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An amnesiac finally learns his true identity...as a murder suspect. And he doesn't even know whether he is guilty...

Director: Victor Saville
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Charles Coburn, Gene Evans
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his home country after he is court-martialed, kicked out of the Army, and boards a Japanese ship for the Orient in late 1941. ... See full summary »

Directors: John Huston, Vincent Sherman
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet
I, the Jury (1982)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An old friend of a private detective is murdered. The detective, Mike Hammer, will make every effort to find out the killer. At each step he does, there is someone taking advantage of his ... See full summary »

Director: Richard T. Heffron
Stars: Armand Assante, Barbara Carrera, Laurene Landon
Raw Deal (1948)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Joe Sullivan has taken the rap for Rick who double-crosses him with a flawed escape plan and other means intended to get rid of him.

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Claire Trevor, Marsha Hunt
T-Men (1947)
Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two US Treasury agents hunt a successful counterfeiting ring.

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Wallace Ford, Alfred Ryder
Mike Hammer (1958–1959)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The adventures of Mickey Spillane's tough-talking, brawling, skirt-chasing private detective Mike Hammer, who's always ready to use his fists on a "mug" or his charm on a "skirt" to get the case solved.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Bart Burns, Vito Scotti
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A mobster (Quinn) springs a condemmed murderer (Grainger) because he got his sister (Bancroft) pregnant.

Director: Maxwell Shane
Stars: Farley Granger, Anthony Quinn, Anne Bancroft
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An aircraft designer falls for the wife of an imprisoned gangster. All goes well until the gangster gets out of prison...

Director: Archie Mayo
Stars: George Raft, Joan Bennett, Lloyd Nolan
Dear Murderer (1947)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When successful business man Lee Warren suspects his wife is having an affair, he sets out find her lover, kill him, and make it look like suicide. Complications set in, when he finds out ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Crabtree
Stars: Eric Portman, Greta Gynt, Dennis Price
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Whitney Blake ...
Nancy Williams
...
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
...
LaRoche - Smuggler Chief
...
Proprietess
Phil Arnold ...
'Shorty', Cafe Proprietor
...
Al
Terence de Marney ...
Jean, the French Janitor (as Terrence De Marney)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Mystery

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

August 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aseeni on nopea  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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!
See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Blue Bells
Written by Marlin Skiles and Stanley Styne
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Simple, direct and gritty...
6 May 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a very gritty low-budget Mickey Spillane film. Yet, despite having a no-name cast and every reason to believe it would stink, the film was very good and deserves to be seen. Robert Bray (who?!) plays Hammer--and plays him directly--without being handsome or bigger than life. This Mike Hammer was very human and very believable.

The film begins with an exhausted Mike coming into a greasy spoon for a bite. There he meets a young lady who had dreams of making it big in Hollywood but who is forced to survive through prostitution. Despite this hard life, Mike feels sorry for her and after a brief talk, gives her money to take a train back home to her family in the Midwest. Later, he learns that she's dead--the supposed victim of a hit and run. Hammer knows better--and spends the rest of the film tracking down her killers. Oddly, this case turns out to be related to an old jewel robbery. How can they be connected and how can Mike avoid getting his brains beaten out....yet again.

As I said above, this film is pretty good despite the budget. The story is excellent and the entire production works well because it seems pretty realistic and tough. A very good but relatively forgotten example of film noir that's worth seeing.


18 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
the imcomparable whitney mayanlongcount
a Maltese Falcon borrowing? NewtonFigg
That Sounds Like Natalie Masters as the Police Dispatcher bexa
Discuss My Gun Is Quick (1957) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?