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Shack Out on 101 (1955)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 4 December 1955 (USA)
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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On the Shady Side of the Highway! See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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 »

Goofs

Leading up to the final moments of the film, Perch (Len Lesser) is shot at whilst climbing some steps, and his hat falls off. Being pursued, he is unable to retrieve it. However, when he enters the diner, he is wearing it. See more »

Quotes

Prof. Sam Bastion: Slob's got an eight cylinder body and a 2 cylinder mind.
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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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Bizarre B-movie with interesting cast
23 January 2007 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Amusingly odd second-feature starring Terry Moore as a beanery waitress who has high ambitions--studying for her Civil Service exams! Moore and restaurant-owner Keenan Wynn end up tangling with nefarious Lee Marvin, posing as a short-order cook. Hilariously outré mix of moody melodramatics, campy nostalgia, gruff film noir and patriotic flag-waving. Moore is quite appealing spitting out her juicy, hard-bitten purple prose, Wynn also good (if puzzlingly dopey) in a supporting role apparently written for stray laughs. In fact, the entire film is amiably half-witted and almost endearing. Fine cinematography includes an amazing first shot of Terry on the beach. ** from ****


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