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The Hoodlum (1951) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Max Nosseck .

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The Hoodlum Saint

By Cameron on Mar 12, 2018 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038615/ ?Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. The Hoodlum Saint?(1946) is about as far from Esther Williams‘ usual movies as you can get. It?s a costume drama set in the 1920s, not a contemporary musical comedy, and it was filmed in black and white, ... Read full article


Film Noir Review : The Hoodlum (1951)

By Danilo Castro on May 31, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

“You cheap hood. Always looking for a fall guy and never realizing you’re it.” Decency, while more prominent in genres like westerns or comedies, is inherent to film noir. In fact, it is an integral part of the noir structure, as characters are constantly being faced with its exist... Read full article


The Hoodlum Saint (1946)

on Feb 24, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

Known for his ability to corral big casts and create low-budget films efficiently, director Norman Taurog’s brand of can-do sentimentality saw him create enduring works like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938), Presenting Lily Mars (1943), and The Canterville Ghost (1944). He was also one of t... Read full article


The Hoodlum Saint (1946)

on Feb 24, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

Known for his ability to corral big casts and create low-budget films efficiently, director Norman Taurog’s brand of can-do sentimentality saw him create enduring works like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938), Presenting Lily Mars (1943), and The Canterville Ghost (1944). He was also one of t... Read full article


Warner Archive: William Powell and a Land-Bound Esther Williams in The Hoodlum Saint (1946)

By KC on Oct 9, 2015 From Classic Movies

William Powell, Esther Williams and Angela Lansbury in a love triangle. Who thought up that one? I love all three of them, but I'd never put them together. It was this curious casting that led me to The Hoodlum Saint, now on DVD from Warner Archive. Set in the years after World War I, Powell is Ter... Read full article


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Vincent Lubeck: Ma, the Bible gives you 70 years to live. The insurance companies tell you it's 65. The big companies tell you that after 40 years you can't make a buck. Well, I haven't got far to go. When you die, you're a long time dead.
Mrs. Lubeck: And when you are in jail, are you alive?


Prison Warden Stevens: The only extenuating circumstance is that Vincent Lubeck hasn't committed murder... yet!


Eileen: You handle the truth carelessly, don't you, Vincent?
Vincent Lubeck: That's what I like about you - class! Never come out and call a man a liar.


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A new print has been made of this film which received its premiere at the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences on 21 May 1999.
Restored from the original camera negatives at UCLA Film & Television Archive in 2008 and premiered at the 2009 UCLA Festival of Film Preservation.
Brothers Vincent and Johnny Lubeck were played by actual brothers Lawrence Tierney and Edward Tierney (actor Scott Brady is also one of the Tierney brothers).
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