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I Died a Thousand Times (1955)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 9 November 1955 (USA)
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After aging criminal Roy Earle is released from prison he decides to pull one last heist before retiring - by robbing a resort hotel.

Director:

Stuart Heisler

Writer:

W.R. Burnett
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jack Palance ... Roy Earle / Roy Collins
Shelley Winters ... Marie Garson
Lori Nelson ... Velma
Lee Marvin ... Babe Kossuck
Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez ... Chico (as Gonzalez Gonzalez)
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Big Mac (as Lon Chaney)
Earl Holliman ... Red
Perry Lopez ... Louis Mendoza
Richard Davalos ... Lon Preisser
Howard St. John ... Doc Banton
Olive Carey ... Ma Goodhue
Ralph Moody ... Pa Goodhue
James Millican ... Jack Kranmer
Bill Kennedy ... Sheriff
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Storyline

Aging bank robber Roy "Mad Dog" Earle is pardoned after 8 years in prison. Once out of prison, Roy, at the request of his crime boss "Big Mac", agrees to pull one more heist before retiring. His target is a fancy mountain resort hotel where employee Louis Mendoza is Roy's "inside man". Roy Earle's team of robbers include hotheaded Babe, Red and dance-hall girl Marie who falls for Roy, but he only thinks of innocent young girl Velma whom he recently met. Velma has a slight foot handicap and smitten Roy plans to pay for her foot surgery with his share of the loot. Unfortunately, the robbery doesn't go as planned. Written by nufs68

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The Million-Dollar Killer And The Dime-A-Dance Doll... See more »


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Trivia

Dennis Hopper makes an early, uncredited, appearance as the boy that Shelley Winters dances with at the house party in L.A. See more »

Goofs

There is no glass in the window in the door of Roy's cabin. This is most noticeable when Red leaves after the first meeting and was probably done to avoid reflections that were problematic. See more »

Quotes

Big Mac: [Pouring a drink] It's like the doc says... if i don't lay off this stuff, it's gonna knock ME off, but I'm gonna die anyway.
[laughs]
Big Mac: So are you.
[Distainfully]
Big Mac: So what? Nobody ever left this world alive.
[Holding up his glass]
Big Mac: To you, Roy!
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Referenced in What's My Line?: Jack Palance (1955) See more »

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A classic hidden away from all.
10 February 1999 | by Peggy-7See all my reviews

Pure mystery, you never know what's next in this film. In fact I'm going to keep silent about everything I know, because if you know anything about this film before you see it, it's just not as good.

Once you start the climax filled beginning of this film you just can't move away. It was co-written by the man who co-wrote Tod Browning's Freaks. I swear if you take the 70 + minutes to watch this film, your life will never be the same.

On a scale of one to ten, this film gets an EIGHT! A classic, a MUST see!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jagged Edge See more »

Filming Locations:

Lone Pine, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (WarnerColor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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