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711 Ocean Drive (1950)

Passed | | Action, Crime, Drama | 1 July 1950 (USA)
2:36 | Trailer
An electronics expert creates a huge bookie broadcast system for his crime boss, and takes over operations when his boss is murdered. His greed leads him on a deadly destructive path.


Joseph M. Newman





Complete credited cast:
Edmond O'Brien ... Mal Granger
Joanne Dru ... Gail Mason
Otto Kruger ... Carl Stephans
Barry Kelley ... Vince Walters (as Barry Kelly)
Dorothy Patrick ... Trudy Maxwell
Don Porter ... Larry Mason (as Donald Porter)
Howard St. John ... Lt. Pete Wright
Robert Osterloh ... Gizzi
Sammy White Sammy White ... Chippie Evans


A telephone repairman in Los Angeles uses his knowledge of electronics to help a bookie set up a betting operation. When the bookie is murdered, the greedy technician takes over his business. He ruthlessly climbs his way to the top of the local crime syndicate, but then gangsters from a big East Coast mob show up wanting a piece of his action. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Did You Know?


The title seems to refer to the beach house address, which is never mentioned in the film. See more »


When Mal and Chippie first enter the loan company (the front for Walters' bookmaking organization), the signs on the windows both say "Libert Finance" - both "Libert"s clearly have a last letter - a "Y" - painted over. Eight minutes later in the film, when L.A.'s new "Gangster Squad" is going over a file about the company, both signs in a photo say "Libertt Finance" (with a "T" replacing the blacked out "Y" seen earlier). See more »


Mal Granger: I just wish I could lay my hands on Don Ameche for awhile, I'd teach him to invent the telephone.
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Crazy Credits

The credits say "introducing Sammy White." This was his first major dramatic role, but he had appeared in small roles in a few musical films in the late 1930s, most notably as Frank in Show Boat (1936). See more »


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another winner from Edmond O'Brien
3 December 2003 | by pearsontepperSee all my reviews

Along with DOA, The Killers, White Heat, Shield for Murder, the Hitchhiker, this entry attests to the style of O'Brien, who may be the worlds best sweater. This film is quick, has good dialogue, and location shooting. The best moments are really not the climactic finale, but rather those where O'Brien banters with Otto Kruger (who is perfect) and Don Porter. I agree however that the preachy ending might best be ignored.

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Release Date:

1 July 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood Money See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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