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I Died a Thousand Times (1955)

When 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

During the 1950s California 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",decides 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.Marie 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 »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Handful of Clouds See more »

Filming Locations:

Lone Pine, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (WarnerColor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

During the hotel robbery there is an employee holding a tray with an ice bucket and empty glasses. The sound of the glasses jingling together is heard, but the glasses themselves are not moving. 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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Remake of High Sierra (1941) See more »

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Why remake?
19 May 2011 | by CTfansSee all my reviews

This is a remake of High Sierra with Humphrey Bogart and Ida Lapino. Not quite as good as the original, although it has obviously talented, and great actors. It makes you wonder why they would remake a classic like High Sierra with minimal changes just 14 years later. One interesting difference between the original and this movie... In High Sierra Willie Best plays a stereotypical comical black man (Algernon) in a servile role at the camp. The remake had a comical Hispanic (Chico) played by Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez. Both are incredibly insulting by current standards. It makes you wonder about the changes in the culture from 1941 to 1955.


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