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The Hoodlum (1951)





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An ex-con struggles to stay straight and his brother helps him to get an honest job. But temptation is too strong when he sees an opportunity to rob an armored car.

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Lawrence Tierney
as Vincent Lubeck
Edward Tierney
as Johnny Lubeck
Lisa Golm
as Mrs. Lubeck
Stuart Randall
as Lieut. Burdick
Ann Zika
as Christie Lang
John De Simone
as Marty Connell
Tom Hubbard
as Sgt. Schmidt
Eddie Foster
as Mickey Sessions
O.Z. Whitehead
as Breckenridge
Richard Barron
as Eddie Bright
Rudy Rama
as Harry Hill
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Critic Reviews for The Hoodlum

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The cheaply made film tells an old story and adds nothing fresh, but it was presented with force.

January 26, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Hoodlum

"Alla society's rigged for the swells, and I ain't no sucka fer dat noise, hear me!?" or so Lawrence Tierney's character lets anyone know who's listening. Just out from prison, he promises his Ma he'll play ball, but that is not going to happen. So, yes, there's no surprises here, a bad penny rusting in your pocket, but it mostly plays pretty good - in spite of a low budget - due to the performances of the principals. Tierney is reminiscent of Cagney, and the woman who plays his Ma, Lisa Golm, brings her "A" game most definitely.

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