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I Died a Thousand Times (1955)

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

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Roy Earle / Roy Collins
... Marie Garson
... Velma
... Babe Kossuck
... Chico (as Gonzalez Gonzalez)
... Big Mac (as Lon Chaney)
... Red
... Louis Mendoza
... Lon Preisser
... Doc Banton
... Ma Goodhue
... Pa Goodhue
... Jack Kranmer
... 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 man of a thousand lives...and a crime in every one ! See more »


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9 November 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Handful of Clouds  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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2.55 : 1
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Trivia

Lon Chaney Jr and Shelley Winters appeared together before in Behave Yourself (1951) See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the picture, when the cops are chasing Jack Palance in their cars and motorcycles to the mountains, the following mistakes can easily be seen. Watch the two motorbikes cops as they approach a bridge. Before crossing the bridge, one of the cops comes off his bike; parts of the bike can be seen flying, as indeed so does the cop. The next shot they are all chasing Jack's car as if nothing happened. Later as they approach a slippery bend, a cop again comes off his motorcycle, blocking the chase. Seconds later they are all seen still chasing the villain. 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 Colorado Territory (1949) See more »

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A classic hidden away from all.
10 February 1999 | by See 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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