The Lineup (1958)

The Lineup (1958)

The Lineup




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A steamship docks in San Francisco, and as one of the passengers, Philip Dressler (Raymond Bailey), is waiting for a cab after clearing customs, a baggage handler suddenly grabs one of his cases and throws it into a taxi, which takes off. In the ensuing getaway, a police officer is killed, but not before he gets off a shot that takes the fleeing cab driver's life. What Lieutenant Ben Guthrie (Warner Anderson) and Inspector Al Quine (Emile G. Meyer) can't figure out is why two men are suddenly … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Stirling Silliphant
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 3, 2009
Columbia Pictures

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as Julian

as Insp. Guthrie

as Sandy McLain

as Dorothy Bradshaw

as Larry Warner

as Inspector Al Quine

as Inspector Fred Asher

as Philip Dressler

as Dr. Turkel

as Staples

as Lab Man

as Housekeeper

as Communications Serge...

as Chester McPhee

as Supervisor

as Porter Foreman

as Salisbury

as Manager

as Norm Thompson

as Attendant
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Critic Reviews for The Lineup

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | July 27, 2002
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A wry joke appreciated by Don Siegel in a scrupulous study of the San Francisco topography

Full Review… | April 29, 2010

... Siegel makes it all about the killers and gives the film a matter-of-fact violence that gives the film a life of its own.

Full Review… | December 5, 2009

Don Siegel's early masterpiece.

Full Review… | November 6, 2009
Combustible Celluloid

Audience Reviews for The Lineup

wow absolutely terrific. don't let the slow start fool u into thinking it's some kind of boring detective story. outstanding performance by eli wallach in one of his first roles. i'd venture to call it one of siegel's best films

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

sorry this movie is so NOT a noir movie not darkness or shadows no weird camera angles no femme fatale thoigh it is set in the noir capitol san francisco


Deemed to violent by the Catholic Church, this 1958 B-noir has 3 of my favorite 50s film elements.. It's set in Frisco (my home town.), there's a hollowed Oriental statue just full of heroin, and of course, there's men in hats.

joyce fricken

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