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August 1957 (USA) See more »
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Robert Bray ... Mike Hammer

Whitney Blake ... Nancy Williams

Patricia Donahue ... Dione, Blonde Bar-Girl (as Pat Donague)
Donald Randolph ... Colonel Holloway

Pamela Duncan ... Velda, Hammer's Secretary
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)
Jackie Paul ... Stripper
Fred Essler ... Ludwig Teller
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

George Cisar ... Customs Inspector (uncredited)
Jack Holland ... Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Ray Kellogg ... Gunman on Boat (uncredited)

Frank Mills ... Spectator at Murder Scene (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Extra at Customs (uncredited)

Directed by
Phil Victor 
George White 
Writing credits
Mickey Spillane (novel)

Richard Collins (screenplay) and
Richard Powell (screenplay)

Richard Powell (screen story)

Produced by
Victor Saville .... producer (as George A. White)
Phil Victor .... producer
Original Music by
Marlin Skiles 
Cinematography by
Harry Neumann 
Film Editing by
Frank Sullivan 
Production Design by
Boris Leven 
Art Direction by
Boris Leven (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Ross Dowd 
Makeup Department
Emile LaVigne .... makeup artist
Alice Monte .... hair stylist
Production Management
Frank Parmenter .... production supervisor
Sound Department
Ralph Butler .... sound
Del Harris .... sound effects editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Hannawalt .... key grip (as Charles Hanawalt)
Casting Department
Ruth Burch .... casting supervisor
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bert Henrikson .... costumer: men
Adele Parmenter .... costumer: women
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Jill Campbell .... music editor
Marlin Skiles .... conductor
Alexander Courage .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
John Williams .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Mollie Kent .... script supervisor
Victor Saville .... presenter

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90 min
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Robert Bray receives an "introducing" credit.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Mike Hammer:Off my back, chick - I'm tired!See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in My Tongue Is -Quick! (1971)See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Impressive B team effort., 17 June 2014
Author: st-shot from United States

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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