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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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

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

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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: I told you I have a moral objection to murder.
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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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Delightfully Over-Acted, Poorly Acted...and Comically Scripted!
7 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Watch out Plan IX From Outerspace...this is hysterical. The actors routinely shout their lines...scenes start with overtly posed characters...the "mystery" develops through a series of impossible coincidences...

A concluding death scene of featuring (of course) last words, clutching, a pause - and a chin dropping abruptly to chest caps this priceless work.

On a serious side, the cinematography creates excellent film noir seediness. You get a wonderful feel for a vision of seedy Los Angeles in the '50s. And the soundtrack is a perfect match to create a nice dark side of L.A. presence.

This is delightful and you will be smiling as it ends.


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