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My Gun Is Quick (1957)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | August 1957 (USA)
A private detective helps a prostitute being assaulted, and notices that she is wearing a very unique ring. She is later found murdered and there is no trace of the ring, which turns out to... See full summary »

Directors:

Victor Saville (as Phil Victor), George White

Writers:

Mickey Spillane (novel), Richard Collins (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Bray ... Mike Hammer
Whitney Blake ... Nancy Williams
Patricia Donahue ... Dione, Blonde Bar-Girl (as Pat Donague)
Donald Randolph Donald Randolph ... Colonel Holloway
Pamela Duncan ... Velda, Hammer's Secretary
Booth Colman Booth Colman ... Det. Pat Chambers (as Booth Coleman)
Jan Chaney Jan Chaney ... 'Red', Cafe Girl
Genie Coree Genie Coree ... Maria Teresa Garcia (as Gina Core)
Richard Garland ... Louis, Henchman
Charles Boaz Charles Boaz ... Gangster
Peter Mamakos ... LaRoche - Smuggler Chief
Claire Carleton ... Proprietess
Phil Arnold ... 'Shorty', Cafe Proprietor
John Dennis ... Al
Terence de Marney ... Jean, the French Janitor (as Terrence De Marney)
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Storyline

A private detective helps a prostitute being assaulted, and notices that she is wearing a very unique ring. She is later found murdered and there is no trace of the ring, which turns out to be part of a cache of jewelry stolen by the Nazis during World War II and smuggled out of France after the war by an American army colonel. The private eye decides to try to find the ring, is hired by the former colonel to find the rest of the jewels, and runs up against a murderous French gang that is also looking for the jewels. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The High Society Dame Who Played It Lowdown And Dirty! - The Secretary Who "Worked" After Hours! - The Stripper Who Knew How To Tease! - The Blonde Who Left Her Bedroom Door Open! (original poster) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aseeni on nopea See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Parklane Pictures Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Bray receives an "introducing" credit. See more »

Goofs

When they find Maria Teresa Garcia's body in the bathtub and are photographing it. You can see her leg drop down slightly just as Det. Pat Chambers says her name to Mike Hammer. See more »

Quotes

Mike Hammer: I told you I have a moral objection to murder.
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Soundtracks

Blue Bells
Written by Marlin Skiles and Stanley Styne
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Delightfully Over-Acted, Poorly Acted...and Comically Scripted!
7 May 2011 | by hermitaj1See all my reviews

Watch out Plan IX From Outerspace...this is hysterical. The actors routinely shout their lines...scenes start with overtly posed characters...the "mystery" develops through a series of impossible coincidences...

A concluding death scene of featuring (of course) last words, clutching, a pause - and a chin dropping abruptly to chest caps this priceless work.

On a serious side, the cinematography creates excellent film noir seediness. You get a wonderful feel for a vision of seedy Los Angeles in the '50s. And the soundtrack is a perfect match to create a nice dark side of L.A. presence.

This is delightful and you will be smiling as it ends.


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