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Shakedown

Original title
Shakedown
Year
Running time
80 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Martin Goldsmith, Alfred Lewis Levitt (Plot: Nat Dallinger, Don Martin)
Cinematography
Irving Glassberg (B&W)
Cast
Producer
Universal International Pictures (UI)
Genre
Drama. Film noir. Thriller | Crime. Journalism
Synopsis / Plot
Jack Early is a go getting photographer who is determined to make a name for himself. He manages to be hired by a major San Francisco newspaper and from then on he is prepared to do anything to achieve his aim. Undaunted by anything, Early sinks into the underworld where gang boss Nick Palmer takes him under his wing. Thanks to him, Jack can take sensational snapshots of heisters at work. Which is not enough for him. Soon, thinking he is protected by the compromising photos he keeps taking, he starts manipulating and double crossing hoodlums, including his mentor Nick Palmer...
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