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I Stole a Million (1939)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1 August 1939 (USA)
A grizzled cabbie is scammed out of his life savings by a fake finance company. He tries to no avail to get police assistance.

Director:

Frank Tuttle

Writers:

Nathanael West (screenplay), Lester Cole (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Raft ... Joe Lourik
Claire Trevor ... Laura Benson
Dick Foran ... Paul Carver
Henry Armetta ... Nick
Victor Jory ... Patian
George Chandler ... Herbert
Irving Bacon ... Simpson
Tom Fadden ... Verne
Robert Elliott ... Peterson (as Robert Elliot)
Joe Sawyer ... Billings (as Joseph Sawyer)
John Hamilton ... Dist. Atty. Wilson
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Storyline

A grizzled cabbie is scammed out of his life savings by a fake finance company. He tries to no avail to get police assistance.

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The Story Of A Man Who REALLY Stole A Million! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jeg stjal en million See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Universal Pictures production number 1000. See more »

Quotes

Superintendent: I'll see to it you never work for another cab company in this town.
Joe Lourik, alias Joe Harris: Don't bother. I'll see to it.
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IMDb reviewers should not misrepresent the movies they review
24 August 2011 | by realthogSee all my reviews

Not a review, just a comment.

F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre remarks in his dismissal of this movie that "This movie bears no resemblance to reality." Unfortunately, his synopsis of the movie's plot bears very little resemblance to the plot itself, and thus most of his sneers are irrelevant.

The plot outline given by Rocky-19 is far nearer the mark. Also, there's a fairly accurate (and fuller) synopsis at the Turner Classic Movies site.

It goes without saying that IMDb reviewers should not misrepresent the movies they review simply for the sake of badmouthing them. This is no masterpiece (although the Nathanael West script is a cut above what you'd expect from a George Raft movie); but it's certainly not the barrel of clichés Mr MacIntyre makes it out to be.


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