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Get Outta Town (1960)

In this obscure B potboiler, a longtime criminal returns to his native Los Angeles, determined to avenge his brother's murder.

Director:

Charles Davis

Writer:

Bob Wehling (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Doug Wilson Doug Wilson ... Kelly Olesen (as Douglas Wilson)
Jeanne Baird Jeanne Baird ... Jill
Marilyn O'Connor Marilyn O'Connor ... Claire
Tony Louis Tony Louis ... Rico
Frank Harding Frank Harding ... Sgt. Wills
Steve Bradley Steve Bradley ... Officer Kemper
Beppie De Vries Beppie De Vries ... Mrs. Olesen (as Beppi DeVries)
Tommy Holden Tommy Holden ... Squirrel
Lee Kross Lee Kross ... Tony
Pete Lopez Pete Lopez ... Cisco
Gene Terry Gene Terry ... Alex
Sam Chiodo Sam Chiodo ... Rocky
Frank McCully Frank McCully ... First Bartender
Robert Biggers Robert Biggers ... Second Bartender (as Bob Biggers)
Edith Clair Edith Clair ... Waitress (as Edith Clarie)
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In this obscure B potboiler, a longtime criminal returns to his native Los Angeles, determined to avenge his brother's murder.

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He Took the Law Into His Own Hands! See more »

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Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1962 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Gangster's Revenge See more »

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Production Co:

Davis-Wilson Productions See more »
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Mono
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Not a bad little pulp drama!
16 November 2011 | by jimdddddSee all my reviews

When ex-small-time criminal Kelly Olson returns to Los Angeles for his kid brother's funeral, not many people are happy to see him. Not his mother, not his ex-girlfriend, not the cops, and not local hood Rico Lanari. Kelly insists he's gone straight, but nobody believes him. Convinced his brother was murdered, he slips back into his thug ways to get a few answers from a bunch of low-lifes. The acting is okay, the dialog is snappy, and the characters (all unknowns) are realistically sleazy. At a crisp 63 minutes, it feels like one of those high-velocity short stories by guys like Paul Cain and Dashiell Hammett in Black Mask magazine circa 1933. The film gets great support from its gritty locations, namely Bunker Hill and the rooms, corridors, balconies and stairways of the faded Dome Hotel on Grand and Second streets, which would soon afterward be destroyed in a mysterious fire that killed a number of people. Doug Wilson, who plays Kelly, and director Charlie Davis produced "Get Outta Town" with their own money, supposedly, and Beckman Film Corp. released it at some point under the name "Gangster's Revenge." The film credits say: "Get Outta Town," not "Get Out of Town." It's been released on DVD, but it's hard to find, but that shouldn't stop you from looking. It's a lot more convincing than many studio gangster films I've seen from the forties and fifties.


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