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Desperate Money 

In immigrant tailor is severely beaten by a brutal loan shark. His terrified family turns to Capt. Braddock for help.

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... Captain Braddock
Fred Essler ... Karl Muller
... Trudy Sanders
... Joe (as Frank Gustle)
Robert R. Stephenson ... Alan Muller (as Bob Stevenson)
Henry Kulky ... Gus
Lou Nova ... 2nd Muscleman
... Muscleman
... Mr. Harvey
Frank Kreig ... Drunk
Darr Smith ... Policeman
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In immigrant tailor is severely beaten by a brutal loan shark. His terrified family turns to Capt. Braddock for help.

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Crime | Drama

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24 January 1952 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Never Borrow from a Boxing Loan Shark
6 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

Elderly German immigrant tailor Fred Essler (as "Karl" Muller in the credits, "Carl" Muller on the storefront) falls into debt, but doesn't want to burden son Bob Stevenson (as Alan), who wants him to "give up the shop and retire." Mr. Stevenson hopes to marry pretty pot roast cooking expert Aline Towne (as Trudy Sanders), but may not be able to support a wife and dependent father.

Essler owes collector Raymond Hatton (as Harvey) two months back rent. Hoping to prove he can still manage independently, Mr. Essler pays a visit to burly loan shark Henry Kulky (as Gus). Business remains bad, and Essler can't pay up, which leads to the inevitable. So, "Joe the bartender" (Frank Gerstle) calls racket-squashing Captain John Braddock (Reed Hadley) to investigate…

**** Desperate Money (1/24/52) James Tinling ~ Fred Essler, Reed Hadley, Frank Gerstle, Bob Stevenson


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