Man in the Vault (1956)





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Frank Gruber's novel The Lock and the Key was adapted for the big screen by Burt Kennedy as The Man in the Vault. William Campbell stars as a locksmith who is forced to work for a gang of thieves. The bad guys want Campbell to make duplicates of the keys to a safety deposit box containing nearly a quarter of a million dollars. As if this wasn't enough for our hero to worry about, he has to choose between his mercenary sweetheart Karen Sharpe and gang moll Anita Ekberg (poor fellow!) The film benefits from its on-location photography in and around Beverly Hills. Man in the Vault was produced by John Wayne's Batjac company, and directed by one of the Duke's favorite coworkers, Andrew V. McLaglen (son of frequent Wayne costar Victor McLaglen).
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William Campbell
as Tommy Dancer
Anita Ekberg
as Flo Randall
Karen Sharpe
as Betty Turner
Berry Kroeger
as Willis Trent
Paul Fix
as Herbie
James Seay
as Paul De Camp
Robert Keys
as Earl Farraday
Nancy Duke
as Trent's Girl Friend
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It ends on an unconvincing happy note, as if the writer had a gun to his head and was forced to come up with a positive ending or die.

Full Review… | April 17, 2007
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