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Director  Max Nosseck
Music director  Darrell Calker
Language  English
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Screenplay  Sam Neuman, Nat Tanchuck
Country  United States
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Release date  July 5, 1951 (1951-07-05) (United States)
Writer  Sam Neuman (screenplay), Sam Neuman (story), Nat Tanchuck (screenplay), Nat Tanchuck (story)
Cast  Lawrence Tierney (Vincent Lubeck), Allene Roberts (Rosa), Marjorie Riordan (Eileen), Lisa Golm (Mrs. Lubeck), Edward Tierney (Johnny Lubeck), Stuart Randall (Police Lt. Burdick)
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The Hoodlum is a 1951 crime drama film noir directed by Max Nosseck starring Lawrence Tierney, Allene Roberts, Marjorie Riordan and Lisa Golm.


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Vincent Lubeck (Lawrence Tierney) is a career criminal who has recently been released from prison. He would not have gotten out had it not been for the pleas of his elderly mother. He gets a job working at his brother's gas station. Bored and jealous of his brother, he steals his brother's girlfriend, impregnates her and refuses to get married. This causes the girl to commit suicide.

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Vincent Lubeck becomes very interested in the armored car that makes regular stops at the bank across the street, and he plans a heist with some of his criminal buddies. He flirts with a secretary who works at the bank, knowing that she will provide useful information.

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With the money in hand, the conspirators start to turn on Lubeck.

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His criminal activities are despised by his family, and they will no longer help him. He is on his own. Eventually his own brother will stand up to him.

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The manhunt is on... will he escape, return to prison, or get killed?


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  • Lawrence Tierney as Vincent Lubeck
  • Allene Roberts as Rosa
  • Marjorie Riordan as Eileen
  • Lisa Golm as Mrs. Lubeck
  • Edward Tierney as Johnny Lubeck
  • Stuart Randall as Police Lt. Burdick
  • Angela Stevens as Christie Lang
  • John De Simone as Marty Connell
  • Tom Hubbard as Police Sgt. Schmidt
  • Eddie Foster as Mickey Sessions
  • O.Z. Whitehead as Mr. Breckenridge
  • Richard Barron as Eddie Bright
  • Rudy Rama as Harry Hill
  • Critical response

    Film critic Dennis Schwartz generally liked the film due to the work of actor Lawrence Tierney, writing, "The Hoodlum is a gangster film which passes for film noir because of the protagonist's dark nature, lack of loyalty and violent anti-social behavior ... The cheaply made film tells an old story and adds nothing fresh, but it was presented with force. Aside from Lawrence Tierney's finely tuned, menacing performance, the acting was sub par. It was Tierney's performance that kept the film alive in the tradition of the old-fashioned gangsters like those portrayed by Cagney and Robinson."


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