A Bullet for Joey (1955) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Bullet for Joey (1955)

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A communist spy plots the abduction of an important American atomic scientist in this espionage drama. To do his evil deed, he coerces a notorious gangster to do the kidnapping. Meanwhile a G-man is hot on the spy's trail and is determined to protect the endangered scientist.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
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On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
United Artists

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Cast

George Raft
as Joe Victor
Peter van Eyck
as Hartman
Edward G. Robinson
as Inspector Leduc
George Dolenz
as Carl Macklin
Kaaren Verne
as Mrs. Hartman
John Cliff
as Morrie
Bill Bryant
as Jack Allen
William Bryant
as Jack Allen
Toni Gerry
as Yvonne Temblay
Sally Blane
as Marie
Steven Geray
as Garcia
John Alvin
as Percy
William Henry
as Artist
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Critic Reviews for A Bullet for Joey

All Critics (2)

A hot-and-cold affair.

Full Review… | December 12, 2015
Creative Loafing

A lifeless 1950s red scare crime thriller.

Full Review… | January 28, 2007
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Audience Reviews for A Bullet for Joey

½

Edward G. Robinson, George Raft and Audrey Totter are all a little past their prime in this underwhelming film noir from director Lewis Allen. A Bullet for Joey methodically dots all the i's and crosses all the t's while trying far too hard to be what it already is.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

Tight little crime drama that benefits mightily from Edward G. Robinson's customary great performance. Well paced with Raft less wooden than usual and Audrey Totter a very welcome presence although underused.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Minor but quite good film-noir, anything Edward G. Robinson is in is decent, and he is good here. Short, rapid pace, good story. Nothing out of the ordinary but it is quite watchable.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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