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The Shakedown (1960)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  January 1960 (UK)
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After being released from prison, Augie Cortona sets up a blackmail operation, fronted by a model agency. When the authorities get wind of his activities, they send in an undercover police ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Terence Morgan ...
Augie Cortona
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Mildred Eyde
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Jessel Brown
Bill Owen ...
David Spettigue
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Chief Insp. Bob Jarvis
Harry H. Corbett ...
Gollar
Gene Anderson ...
Zena
Eddie Byrne ...
George--Barman
John Salew ...
John Arnold
Georgina Cookson ...
Miss Firbank
Joan Haythorne ...
Miss Ogilvie
Sheila Buxton ...
Nadia
Dorinda Stevens ...
Grace
Jack Lambert ...
Sgt. Kershaw
Larry Burns ...
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After being released from prison, Augie Cortona sets up a blackmail operation, fronted by a model agency. When the authorities get wind of his activities, they send in an undercover police woman, but when she is recognised, the police need to move in on the operation, before Cortona can take his revenge. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Models were the bait for BLACKMAIL!

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Bandoleiros do Asfalto  »

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60s sleaze
17 December 2001 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Clunkily made, but score and acting are good. And the set is decorated by a bevy of would-be models. Augie comes out of prison and finds his old vice racket has been taken over by the sinister Harry H Corbett (Gollar). So he dreams up a new scam, thanks to Donald Pleasance's out of work photographer he meets down the pub. Pleasance (Jessel) provides the business front by taking snaps and running a model school. Meanwhile Augie uses the premises for blackmail. Little does he know that the most beauticious of the girls is an undercover cop. Aaaaah, Britain could really do gangster movies in those days.


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