Loan Shark (film)
Theatrical release lobby card
|Directed by||Seymour Friedman|
|Produced by||Bernard Luber|
|Screenplay by||Eugene Ling
|Story by||Martin Rackin|
|Music by||Heinz Roemheld|
|Cinematography||Joseph F. Biroc|
|Edited by||Albrecht Joseph|
Encore Productions Inc.
|Distributed by||Lippert Pictures|
An ex-con avenges his brother's death by infiltrating vicious loan rackets.
- George Raft as Joe Gargen
- Dorothy Hart as Ann Nelson
- Paul Stewart as Lou Donelli
- John Hoyt as Vince Phillips
- Helen Westcott as Martha Gargen Haines
- Henry Slate as Paul Nelson
- Russell Johnson as Charlie Thompson
- Margia Dean as Ivy
- Benny Baker as Tubby
- Lawrence Dobkin as Walter Kerr
Film critic Dennis Schwartz panned the film, writing, "A lifeless thriller about an ex-convict trying to smash a brutal loan-shark racket. Sappy dialogue, an awful plot, and unimaginative directing by Seymour Friedman, make this hardly believable crime story fizzle. The story made about as much sense as snow in July. It is only watchable because George Raft tries to inject into it some Hollywood star pizzazz. But even the final shootout is flat ... This low-budget crime thriller puts all its action into the final shootout scene in a shadowy theater. It had nothing to say about crime or the workforce. The script leaves the impression that all the parties concerned don't seem to have enough brains to walk and chew gum at the same time.