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A Bullet for Joey (1955)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 25 April 1955 (UK)
-In Montreal (Canada), a police inspector slowly discovers a plot to kidnap a nuclear physicist, American mobsters, foreign spies, and a blonde seductress, are all involved.

Director:

Lewis Allen

Writers:

James Benson Nablo (original story), Daniel Mainwaring (screenplay) (as Geoffrey Homes) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward G. Robinson ... Inspector Raoul Leduc
George Raft ... Joe Victor
Audrey Totter ... Joyce Geary
George Dolenz ... Dr. Carl Macklin
Peter van Eyck ... Eric Hartman
Toni Gerry Toni Gerry ... Yvonne Temblay
William Bryant ... Jack Allen (as Bill Bryant)
John Cliff ... Morrie
Steven Geray ... Raphael Garcia
Joseph Vitale ... Nick Johonus
Sally Blane ... Marie Temblay
Peter Hansen ... Fred (as Peter Hanson)
Kaaren Verne ... Viveca Hartman (as Karen Verne)
Henri Letondal ... Dubois
Stan Malotte Stan Malotte ... Paul
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Storyline

-Montreal: the former well-known gangster Joey Victor is fetched from Europe, where he was deported to from USA. His shall kidnap the nuclear physicist Dr. Macklin and bring him behind the Iron Curtain. Joey reactivates his old gang, including the formerly attractive Joyce. She shall seduce the erotically inexperienced Macklin and lure him out of his closely protected quarters. But the FBI becomes suspicious. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Taglines:

THE SCREEN'S TOP "TOUGH GUYS" MEET FACE TO FACE! (original print ad - all caps)


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Trivia

This film is the second and last that George Raft and Edward G. Robinson starred in together, the first being Manpower (1941). See more »

Goofs

As the sedan carrying Nick and Morrie prepares to pass the telephone repair truck that the police are using for undercover purposes, the camera and several members of the crew are visibly reflected in the door of the truck. See more »

Quotes

Joe Victor aka Steiner: My hand's out, and my palm is itching. $100,000.
Eric Hartman: Less the advance our friend in Lisbon gave you.
Joe Victor aka Steiner: Less nothing. Plus expenses. Come on, pay off.
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More of a character study than a slam banger..
22 June 2021 | by andersb-36022See all my reviews

Edward G. Is the quintessential detective and he doesn't let down in this picture. I can't help thinking of my grandfather when I watch Raft. The low deadpan voice is a dead ringer plus he has a passing resemblance. Those who are into a study of contrasts between Robinson and Raft will surely enjoy this movie. However if you are more for slam bang action at a faster pace I'd recommend skipping this one. Overall it's slightly above average for a 50s caper with a bit of intrigue, mainly because of the two leads.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Italian | French

Release Date:

25 April 1955 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Canada's Great Manhunt See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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