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Pushover (1954)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 6 August 1954 (USA)
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Undercover cop falls for the beautiful moll of a bank robber on the run and together they plan to double-cross the hood and the cops.

Director:

Richard Quine

Writers:

Roy Huggins (screenplay), Thomas Walsh (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fred MacMurray ... Paul Sheridan
Philip Carey ... Rick McAllister (as Phil Carey)
Kim Novak ... Lona McLane
Dorothy Malone ... Ann Stewart
E.G. Marshall ... Police Lt. Carl Eckstrom
Allen Nourse Allen Nourse ... Paddy Dolan
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Storyline

A bank heist yields $210,000. Soon, sultry Lona McLane, girlfriend of one of the robbers, meets Paul Sheridan and has a torrid affair. When she finds out Paul's a cop, to save herself she sets out to corrupt him. He's a pushover. But it won't be easy for Paul to get his hands on the money when he's part of a complex, peeping-tom stakeout. Soon, he's in much deeper than he'd planned, amid atmospheric night scenes. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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A STORY OF TEMPTATION! (original half-sheet poster-all caps) See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Philip Carey starred in the movie advertised on the theater marquee, The Nebraskan (1953), also released by Columbia. See more »

Goofs

When Paul calls Lona in her apartment during the stakeout, it is clearly raining. When he meets her on the roof a few minutes later, it is not raining and there are stars in the night sky. See more »

Quotes

Rick McAllister: Money? It's nice, but it doesn't make the world go around.
Paul Sheridan: Doesn't it? Do you know anybody who's happily married who hasn't got plenty of it?
Rick McAllister: Sure, my old man...
Paul Sheridan: Yeah? My folks hated each other. Fighting all the time... and always about money.
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Connections

Referenced in The Red Balloon (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

There Goes That Song Again
Music by Jule Styne (uncredited)
Played by duo pianists at the cocktail lounge
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Kim Novak & Dorothy Malone were Great
23 April 2008 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Enjoyed this great classic film from 1954 starring Fred MacMurray, (Paul Sheridan) who is a detective and gets involved with Lona McLane,(Kim Novak) who is connected with a bank robber and Lona cons Paul to kill her boyfriend so they can take the money for themselves. The only problem is that Paul Sheridan is assigned to watch Lona on a stake out with other detectives and have her apartment watched and her telephone wires tapped. There are many problems that face Paul and Lona and one of Paul's detective friends gets involved with a girl named Ann Stewart, (Dorothy Malone) who lives in the same apartment house as Lona and lives down the hall. This story becomes quite exciting as a crooked cop tries to cover his tracks and makes mistakes after mistakes. Don't miss this Classic it is great with outstanding acting and a great cast of actors. Enjoy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Killer Wore a Badge See more »

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Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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