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Shack Out on 101 (1955)

An isolated diner on California's 101 highway provides the backdrop of the story involving nuclear secrets, foreign spies and federal agents.

Director:

Edward Dein

Writers:

Edward Dein (story), Mildred Dein (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Terry Moore ... Kotty
Frank Lovejoy ... Prof. Sam Bastion
Keenan Wynn ... George
Lee Marvin ... Slob / Mr. Gregory
Whit Bissell ... Eddie
Jess Barker ... Artie
Donald Murphy Donald Murphy ... Pepe
Frank DeKova ... Prof. Claude Dillon
Len Lesser ... Perch
Fred Gabourie Fred Gabourie ... Lookout
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Storyline

At an isolated, seaside greasy-spoon cafe live George, the sarcastic owner; Slob, the potentially violent cook; and Kotty, the sexy waitress all the men lust after. Plus an occasional customer, including "Professor Sam", Kotty's boyfriend from a nearby research facility. And something's going on under the potentially explosive surface emotions...nuclear secrets being smuggled out of the country. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Four men and a girl!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shack Up on 101 See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lee Marvin and Keenan Wynn bonded in friendship during the shooting of the film and it lasted throughout their lives. See more »

Quotes

[While in a passionate embrace]
Prof. Sam Bastion: Will you tell me something?
Kotty: Anything, Sam, anything.
Prof. Sam Bastion: What are the first amendments to the Constitution called?
Kotty: The Bill of Rights.
Prof. Sam Bastion: That's right. What form of government is this?
Kotty: The best!
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Soundtracks

A SUNDAY KIND OF LOVE
Written by Barbara Belle, Louis Prima, Anita Leonard and Stan Rhodes
Credited and used in score but not vocally
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Up With Slob!
10 March 2007 | by jonathan-577See all my reviews

Now here's some trash like it oughta be. Keenan Wynn's greaseball diner becomes the crux of a commie spy ring featuring the much-maligned Slob (suddenly I LOVE Lee Marvin). It's up to babyfaced waitress Terry Moore to set things straight. The rapport between Marvin and Wynn when they're not on the let's-get-into-Terry's-pants bandwagon is something to behold - this movie is casual in a delirious way, feels like it was shot on break from a really fun beach party. In their effort to add variety to what is basically a one-set movie, there is SO much going on - there's a goofy workout scene, Wynn gets uncharacteristically introspective and soft-spoken and then suddenly he's running around in flippers and snorkel, and a pacifist veteran shoots a commie with a spear gun. The plot contrivances have to be seen to be believed, especially the triple-macguffin love interest subplot with the State Department lunkhead and Moore walking straight in and out of the spy conference without being noticed. Lots of political speeches, all somehow overwrought and vague at the same time.


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