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Lucky Nick Cain (1951)

I'll Get You for This (original title)
American gambler Nick Cain arrives at the Mediterranean town of San Paola, and befriends an orphan Italian shoe-shine boy named Toni. He is puzzled by the reception and welcome he receives ... See full summary »

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Joseph M. Newman

Writers:

George Callahan (screenplay), William Rose (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
George Raft ... Nick Cain
Coleen Gray ... Kay Wonderly
Enzo Staiola ... Toni
Charles Goldner Charles Goldner ... Massine
Walter Rilla ... Mueller
Martin Benson ... Sperazza
Peter Illing ... Ceralde
Hugh French ... Travers
Peter Bull ... Hans
Elwyn Brook-Jones Elwyn Brook-Jones ... The Fence
Constance Smith ... Nina
Greta Gynt ... Claudette
Donald Stewart Donald Stewart ... Kennedy
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American gambler Nick Cain arrives at the Mediterranean town of San Paola, and befriends an orphan Italian shoe-shine boy named Toni. He is puzzled by the reception and welcome he receives from the management of the casino until he finds he has been framed on a charge of murdering a U.S. Treasury Agent. He escapes with Kay Wonderly and they flee to a deserted village where he leaves Kay to hide out. Nick gets aid from a mysterious character named Massine, whom he suspects of trying to collect the reward offered on his capture. Nick discovers that the men responsible for the agent's death are members of an international counterfeiting ring, using the casino to pass the bogus money. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lucky Nick Cain See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Romulus Films,Kaydor See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The original novel by James Hadley Chase is set in and around Las Vegas. The plot was moved to Europe when the British company Romulus got involved in producing it. The making of the film began before the end of 1949, but it was not released until 1951. See more »

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La Cumparsita
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Written by Gerardo Matos Rodríguez
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Another book to movie conversion gone astray.
7 July 2008 | by topflixSee all my reviews

James Hadley Chase,among other writers, was well renowned for his ability to capture the readers attention from the beginning to end in all of his crime-thriller novels. That is where the difficulty sets in, can the director and crew capture the same in the movie? The story starts off with the arrival of an American gambler (Nick-George Raft) at a Mediterranean town of San Paola. Soon he gets acquainted with Kay (Coleen Gray) and finds himself framed for a murder, forcing him to go on the run with her. So far so good yet this is the turning point of the movie. Instead of going the edge of your seat 'why and who?' it turned into mediocrity. Overall, had the potential to be a great movie and could have rivaled movies like The Fugitive (1993) had a bit more suspense/tension been pumped into the screenplay and other movie making aspects.


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