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A Bullet for Joey (1955)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Inspector Raoul Leduc
... Joe Victor aka Steiner
... Joyce Geary
... Dr. Carl Macklin
... Eric Hartman
Toni Gerry ... Yvonne Temblay
... Jack Allen (as Bill Bryant)
... Morrie
... Raphael Garcia
... Nick Johonus
... Marie Temblay
... Fred
... Viveca Hartman (as Karen Verne)
Henri Letondal ... Dubois
Stan Malotte ... Paul
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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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THE SCREEN'S TOP "TOUGH GUYS" MEET FACE TO FACE! (original print ad - all caps)


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25 April 1955 (UK)  »

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Canada's Great Manhunt  »

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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 »

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Insp. Raoul Leduc: If we can get Macklin off this ship, you can save your neck. I'll see to it that you get a fair trial.
Joe Victor aka Steiner: Listen to him. If I get a fair trial I'm dead. What I need is an unfair trial.
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There are some disadvantages to being a man of intellect.
5 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

After the FBI, the Post Office, and the NYPD, we travel north of the border to Montreal; where a police inspector (Edward G. Robinson) is suspicious about several deaths and a possible attempt to kidnap a nuclear physicist.

George Raft is the mobster doing a job for unknown masters to get money and back into the US. Audrey Totter is tapped to seduce the scientist to make the job easier.

Calling this noir is really stretching it. It doesn't have any of the dark seediness that one expects. It's more a straight police procedural.

Trotter is the most interesting character in the film. The rest just seem as if they are collecting paychecks.


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