The Shakedown (1960) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Shakedown (1960)





Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

In this crime drama, a convict learns nothing in prison and can't wait to get back into crime. As soon as he is released, he opens a photography studio and uses it as a front for pornography and extortion. Unfortunately, he is vehemently opposed by a local gangster.


Terence Morgan
as Augie Cortona
Hazel Court
as Mildred Hyde
Bill Owen
as Spettigue
Robert Beatty
as Inspector Jarvis
John Salew
as Arnold
Georgina Cookson
as Miss Firbank
Jack Lambert
as Sgt. Kershaw
Larry Burns
as 1st Thug
Jack Taylor
as 3rd Thug
Timothy Bateson
as Estate Agent
Joan Haythorne
as Miss Ogilvie
Paul Whitsun-Jones
as Fat Drinker
View All

Critic Reviews for The Shakedown

All Critics (1) | Top Critics (1)

Director John Lemont and script-writer Leigh Vance give this sordid tale an air of authenticity and -- in spite of a contrived and predictable ending -- pace and excitement without trying to justify their X certificate with unnecessary nastiness.

May 27, 2021 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews

There are no featured reviews for The Shakedown at this time.

The Shakedown Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features