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Loophole (1954)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 28 March 1954 (USA)
A bank teller attempts to clear his name and rebuild his career after he is wrongly accused of theft.

Director:

Harold D. Schuster (as Harold Schuster)

Writers:

Dwight V. Babcock (story), George Bricker (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Barry Sullivan ... Mike Donovan
Dorothy Malone ... Ruthie Donovan
Charles McGraw ... Gus Slavin
Don Haggerty ... Neil Sanford
Mary Beth Hughes ... Vera
Don Beddoe ... Herman Tate
Dayton Lummis Dayton Lummis ... Jim Starling
Joanne Jordan Joanne Jordan ... Georgia Hoard
John Eldredge ... Frank Temple
Richard Reeves ... Pete Mazurki / Tanner
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A bank teller attempts to clear his name and rebuild his career after he is wrongly accused of theft.

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Desperate man on the hot spot... and only one way out! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Evadido See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The house on Westward Beach Rd., Westward Beach, Malibu (CA), in the final scenes also appears in the final scenes of Kiss Me Deadly (1955) and What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962). See more »

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Loophole (1954)
3 January 2012 | by MartinTellerSee all my reviews

A bank teller comes up $50,000 short and an investigator is determined to nail him for theft. The film is something of a mixed bag. The cinematography is pedestrian, the narration is hokey, and the ending is too neat to be satisfying. However, a story about someone being wrongfully accused always makes my blood boil in a way that holds my attention. Barry Sullivan is great as usual, but more interesting is Charles McGraw. McGraw usually plays a righteous character, but here he's such a relentless, contemptible bastard that you can't wait to see him get what's coming to him. The film could have paid off a little better in this respect, but it's an engaging performance. Dorothy Malone is unfortunately saddled with a dull good girl role that doesn't exploit her talents, but there is a small but delightful femme fatale part for Mary Beth Hughes. Ultimately the positives outweigh the negatives and it's a fun watch.


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