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Never Love a Stranger (1958)

Following the life of an orphan and the events that change his life and lead him into a life of crime.

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Francis 'Frankie' Kane
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Julie Cabell
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'Silk' Fennelli
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Martin Cabell
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Moishe Moscowitz
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Flix
Douglas Rodgers ...
Brother Bernard
Felice Orlandi ...
Bert
Augusta Merighi ...
Mrs. Cozzolina
Vincent Barbi ...
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Abe Simon ...
'Fats' Crown
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Frances Kane (as Dolores Vitina)
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Frankie Kane is brought up in a Catholic orphanage and befriends Martin Cabell, a Jewish law student whose sister Julie becomes Frankie's sweetheart. At sixteen, Frankie learns that he is himself Jewish and therefore has to be moved to a Jewish home. That prospect proves so awful that he runs away - and goes bad. Years later, he returns to the district and gets involved with a crime syndicate that his old pal Martin, now assistant district attorney, has pledged to clean up. Frankie however, bumps in to Julie again and, finding he still loves her, decides to help the straight-shooting Martin smash the syndicate. Written by alfiehitchie

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RAW and VIOLENT as the book that sold 3,000,000 SIZZLING copies!

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Autopsia di un gangster  »

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Goofs

In the second scene of the film, as Frances Kane is dying, the Catholic priest administering last rites is wearing eyeglasses whose frame dates from the 1950s -- even though this part of the story is set in the New York City of 1912. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Steve McQueen: The King of Cool (1998) See more »

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Never Love a Stranger
Music by Raymond Scott
Lyrics by Lawrence Elow
Vocals by Dorothy Collins
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Even the score doesn't help.
16 October 2003 | by (Twin Cities, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

I came to own and watch this film because the score was written by musician and inventor Raymond Scott. The acting is very wooden. but fans of Steve McQueen might get a kick out of seeing him in an early role, not to mention the Buddy Holly glasses!


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