Shakedown (1950 film)

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Shakedown (1950 film) poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Produced by Ted Richmond
Screenplay by Martin Goldsmith
Alfred Lewis Levitt
Story by Nat Dallinger
Don Martin
Starring Howard Duff
Brian Donlevy
Peggy Dow
Music by Joseph Gershenson
Cinematography Irving Glassberg
Edited by Milton Carruth
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
25 August 1950
Running time
80 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Shakedown is a 1950 American film noir directed by Joseph Pevney, starring Howard Duff, Brian Donlevy and Peggy Dow.[1]


Unscrupulous newspaper photographer Jack Early (Duff) is sent to take a picture of racketeer Nick Palmer (Brian Donlevy), who doesn't like to be captured on celluloid. Palmer takes a liking to Early and asks him to frame his henchmen Colton (Tierney). Duff double-crosses Palmer and informes Colton that his boss had planned to frame him. Shortly afterward Palmer is killed by a car bomb and Duff becomes famous for taking a picture of the event. Eventually Duff is himself killed by Colton but he manages to snap a picture of his murderer in the act.



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