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Pickup (1951)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir | 24 July 1951 (USA)
Low-budget, tabloid-lurid story with high camp value of older man falling for much younger beauty who's busy figuring out how she can kill him now that they're married. Nasty verbal ... See full summary »

Director:

Hugo Haas

Writers:

Hugo Haas, Arnold Lipp (as Arnold Phillips) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Hugo Haas ... Jan Horak
Beverly Michaels ... Betty
Allan Nixon Allan Nixon ... Steve
Howland Chamberlain ... Professor
Jo-Carroll Dennison ... Irma
Mark Lowell Mark Lowell ... Waiter
Marjorie Beckett Marjorie Beckett ... Secretary
Jack Daley Jack Daley ... Company Doctor
Art Lewis ... Driver
Bernard Gorcey ... Joe
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Low-budget, tabloid-lurid story with high camp value of older man falling for much younger beauty who's busy figuring out how she can kill him now that they're married. Nasty verbal encounters and above all, Beverly Michaels, spike up this flick. Written by <cantor@sirius.com>

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Murder was her mistake - marrying her was his! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Film-Noir

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aufgelesen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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actually pretty nice
8 March 2003 | by jmarecekSee all my reviews

It's pretty difficult to dismiss Haas as an 'sleazy, murky old guy' or 'The Bad Director' in his exile days (read US, later). He's trying hard and the pictures do have some bright moments, when you feel like as if it was a serious drama, or when you laugh hard. The problem is -- for some people -- that you get both in one package and that you might laugh at places where it wasn't intended. But I enjoyed this picture -- and I am not saying this only because of my hurt national pride or something.


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