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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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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 ...
1st Thug
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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 Asfasto  »

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seedy racketeer falls foul of police
5 February 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Fascinating & slightly risqué B-pic with a good edge to it,Augie Cortona(Terrace Morgan) is release from prison & sets about reclaiming his underworld business from his former henchmen & colleague Gollar(Harry H Corbett) who's taken control of his protection & prostitution racket & left Augie out in the cold until he bumps into out of work photographer Jessup Brown(Donald Pleasance).The two of them Set up in business as a high class agency which is a front for Augie's blackmailing activities in which Jessup get caught up in the corruption which leads him to drink,one is not what she appears to be & Augie soon becomes attractive to her & along with Augie's sidekick Spettigue, Gollar is sorted out with beatings being dispatched & life's fine for Augie. With nightclubs & small racketeers the police are hot on his heels, this film hit the spot well,with pretty Hazel Court.


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