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Quicksand (1950) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Irving Pichel and produced by Mort Briskin and Samuel H. Stiefel.

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Day 15 of Noirvember: Dan Brady in Quicksand (1950)

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 15, 2021 From Shadows and Satin

Today?s Noirvember post shines the spotlight on one unlucky fella, Dan Brady in Quicksand (1950). WHAT?S QUICKSAND ABOUT? Garage mechanic Dan Brady (Mickey Rooney) wrangles a date with the sexy new cashier down at the local coffeeshop, but he discovers that he?s flat broke. He borrows $20 from the c... Read full article


YouTube Noir — Noirvember Day 26: Quicksand (1950)

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 26, 2020 From Shadows and Satin

Mickey Rooney? In film noir? You bet your babes in arms. Today?s YouTube pick is Quicksand (1950), a noir that will have you practically on the edge of your seat. It?s so chock full of noir, it’ll have you shouting at your TV: ?No! Don?t do it!? Until almost the end, that is ? when this otherw... Read full article


Unusual Suspects Week 1: Mickey Rooney in Quicksand (1950) & Baby Face Nelson (1957)

By Summer Reeves on Aug 6, 2015 From Serendipitous Anachronisms

Unusual Suspects Week 1: Mickey Rooney in Quicksand (1950) & Baby Face Nelson (1957) 06 Thursday Aug 2015 Posted by Summer Reeves in 1950s, Crime, Drama, Romance ≈ 2 Comments Tags1950s, blogging101, Classic Cinema, Creepy True Story, Cr... Read full article


Quicksand (1950, Irving Pichel)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 15, 2014 From The Stop Button

Quicksand is a film noir with room for cream and about five sugars. The genre often has a morality element to it, but this entry goes way too far with it. Or it might just be how the film treats lead Mickey Rooney. Most film noir male protagonists are overconfident simpletons taken in by devious wom... Read full article


"Quicksand," or Crime After Crime

By David on Dec 28, 2013 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

Sacrificing itself this time around to Motion Pictures Told Through Still Pictures with Goofy Captions is the 1950 film ... ... as opposed to slowsand, or even kind-of-fast sand. Our hero is Mickey Rooney, as a short-but-honest auto mechanic. It's the perfect job for him -- he doesn't need a ... Read full article


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Daniel 'Dan' Brady: I feel like I'm bein' shoved into a corner, and if I don't get out soon, it'll be too late. Maybe it's too late already!


Daniel 'Dan' Brady: Now, wait a minute! Don't holler 'til you hurt!


Harvey: Men don't die easily. They take a lot of killing.


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Also, at about 24 minutes, in the bar scene, there are cases of Pepsi in the background. The ditty Shorty sings on the way to his car is the Pepsi jingle of the era with different lyrics.
This film has one of the first examples of product placement with a box of Bit-O-Honey candy bars by Jeanne Cagney's cash register.
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