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Genre  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Cinematography  William H. Clothier
Country  United States
6.5/10 IMDb

Director  W. Lee Wilder
Story by  Hans Wilhelm
Duration  
Language  English
Once a Thief (1950 film) movie poster

Release date  July 7, 1950 (1950-07-07)
Writer  Richard S. Conway (screenplay), Max Kolpe (based on a story by), Hans Wilhelm (based on a story by)
Cast  Cesar Romero (Mitch Moore), June Havoc (Margie Foster), Marie McDonald (Flo), Lon Chaney Jr. (Gus (as Lon Chaney)), Iris Adrian (Pearl), Jack Daley (Eddie)
Similar movies  The Sting, The Man Who Wasn't There, The Grifters, The Brothers Bloom, I Love You Phillip Morris, Paper Moon
Tagline  Portrait...of a heel!!!

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Once a Thief is a 1950 American crime film noir directed by W. Lee Wilder starring Cesar Romero, June Havoc, Marie McDonald and Lon Chaney Jr..

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Margie Moore (Havoc), a down-on-her-luck San Francisco woman, turns in desperation to jewel robbery. She barely escapes getting nabbed in a heist and moves to Los Angeles where she gets an honest job as a waitress. Her troubles start again, however, when she falls madly in love with smooth-talking Mitch Foster (Romero). Mitch reveals his true colors by stealing every penny she has, then turning her into the authorities.

In prison with her partner-in-crime Pearl, she is visited by Mitch and waitress friend Flo (McDonald), and the attempts by Mitch to con her out of money continue. Margie overpowers a doctor and slips away from prison disguised as one. Law enforcement authorities look for her at Mitch's and discover his illegal activities there. Mitch tries to get away, but Margie lures him to a deserted spot, then shoots him.

Cast

  • Cesar Romero as Mitch Moore
  • June Havoc as Margie Foster
  • Marie McDonald as Flo
  • Lon Chaney Jr. as Gus
  • Iris Adrian as Pearl
  • Jack Daly as Eddie
  • Marta Mitrovich as Nickie
  • Ann Tyrrell as Dr. Borden
  • Michael Mark as Milton
  • Kathleen Freeman as Phoebe
  • Dana Wilson Broccoli as Jane
  • References

    Once a Thief (1950 film) Wikipedia
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