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Shakedown

Shakedown (1950)

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Two-bit photographer Howard Duff wins a big newspaper assignment by romancing his lady boss (Peggy Dow). Duff is sent to take a picture of criminal Brian Donlevy, who doesn't like to be captured on celluloid. Donlevy takes a liking to Duff and asks him to frame one of the crook's less cooperative henchmen (Lawrence Tierney). Duff plays both sides of the fence, informing the henchman that his boss had planned to frame him. Shortly afterward, Donlevy is killed by a car bomb, and Duff becomes

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Sluggish and not nearly sordid enough.

May 16, 2006 Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness
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A routine story that is more about a depiction of the American drive for material success than an exposť newspaper story.

March 25, 2005 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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