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I Stole a Million (1939)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1 August 1939 (USA)
A grizzled cabbie is scammed out of his life savings by a fake finance company. He tries to no avail to get police assistance.

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Complete credited cast:
... Joe Lourik
... Laura Benson
... Paul Carver
... Nick
... Patian
... Herbert
... Simpson
... Verne
... Peterson (as Robert Elliot)
... Billings (as Joseph Sawyer)
... Dist. Atty. Wilson
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A grizzled cabbie is scammed out of his life savings by a fake finance company. He tries to no avail to get police assistance.

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The Story Of A Man Who REALLY Stole A Million! See more »


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1 August 1939 (USA)  »

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Roubei um Milhão  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Frances Dee and Joan Blondell were considered for the female lead before Claire Trevor was chosen. See more »

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Joe Lourik, alias Joe Harris: Were you ever locked in the closet when you were a kid?
Paul Carver: No, my dad belonged to the hairbrush school.
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IMDb reviewers should not misrepresent the movies they review
24 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

Not a review, just a comment.

F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre remarks in his dismissal of this movie that "This movie bears no resemblance to reality." Unfortunately, his synopsis of the movie's plot bears very little resemblance to the plot itself, and thus most of his sneers are irrelevant.

The plot outline given by Rocky-19 is far nearer the mark. Also, there's a fairly accurate (and fuller) synopsis at the Turner Classic Movies site.

It goes without saying that IMDb reviewers should not misrepresent the movies they review simply for the sake of badmouthing them. This is no masterpiece (although the Nathanael West script is a cut above what you'd expect from a George Raft movie); but it's certainly not the barrel of clichés Mr MacIntyre makes it out to be.


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