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The Hoodlum (1951)

The Hoodlum (1951)

The Hoodlum





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The Hoodlum is tailor-made for the roughneck talents of actor Lawrence Tierney. The film details the rise and fall of a habitual criminal, and the havoc he wreaks on the lives of his loved ones. Things really go downhill when the "hero" (Tierney) seduces and abandons his brother's sweetheart (Allene Roberts), whereupon the girl commits suicide. Lawrence Tierney's "reel" brother is played by his real brother Edward; presumably, Tierney's more famous sibling Scott Brady was occupied elsewhere. The best performance is delivered by Lisa Golm as the Hoodlum's long-suffering mother.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Sam Neuman, Nat Tanchuck
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 3, 2006
Jack Schwarz Productions


Lawrence Tierney
as Vincent Lubeck
Edward Tierney
as Johnny Lubeck
Lisa Golm
as Mrs. Lubeck
Stuart Randall
as Lieut. Burdick
John De Simone
as Marty Connell
Tom Hubbard
as Sgt. Schmidt
Eddie Foster
as Mickey Sessions
O.Z. Whitehead
as Breckenridge
Richard Barron
as Eddie Bright
Rudy Rama
as Harry Hill
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The cheaply made film tells an old story and adds nothing fresh, but it was presented with force.

Full Review… | January 26, 2013
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