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My Gun Is Quick -- Detective Mike Hammer becomes curious when a woman he befriended is murdered.


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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:I told you I have a moral objection to murder.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in My Tongue Is -Quick! (1971)See more »
Blue BellsSee more »


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Robert Bray is thrown off the track as he solves three murders, 2 July 2014
Author: msroz from United States

"My Gun Is Quick" is a film noir that makes good use of locations to capture the every day 1957 Los Angeles, small lunch counters, modest apartment houses, freeways, oil derricks, upscale modernistic homes on the ocean, fancy boats, and strip clubs. The film looks good in widescreen and has some pleasing noir photography. This is Robert Bray's milieu as he walks (actually drives) a twisted path to solve three murders. Bray's Mike Hammer is blunt, determined, and occasionally quite angry, with some awkward shouting, but not enough to spoil the fun. The story is suitably complex.

Bray has to take some punches, but he also has an outing (off camera) with Whitney Blake that leaves them both smiling when they get off her boat. Blake is effective in a substantial part, but she's not the only female attracted to Bray's Hammer. There's always Velda, the shapely Pamela Duncan. There's a stripper (Genie Coree) and there's an aspiring actress (Jan Chaney), whom Bray befriends but who turns up dead, setting the story in motion.

Donald Randolph has a substantial part as a man out of prison who really wants to get the Venacci jewels that he stole during WW II. He got favorable comment from me recently for his appearance in "Gunsmoke" (1953). He scores again here, adding substance to a man obsessed. Randolph's girl friend (Patricia Donohue) is bait for Bray.

The cast of less-than-major players fits the movie and Spillane's work. Major players would spoil the illusion. The directors brought the Mickey Spillane world to life nicely, not overdone which would shatter the illusion, but with enough of his touches to make it real and allow us to buy into it. They got the right portrayals out of their cast. Combine those Spillane-tinged portrayals with the atmosphere of LA and the complex yarn and you have a solid film and noir.

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