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      Loan Shark

      Released Apr 25, 1952 1h 14m Crime Drama List
      Reviews 15% Audience Score 50+ Ratings An ex-convict (George Raft) acts tough at a tire plant to expose a racket preying on workers. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A lifeless thriller about an ex-convict trying to smash a brutal loan shark racket. Rated: C- Aug 29, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Martin B It's like they plucked Raft out of an early 30's movie, gave him the same persona with a lot of the same dialogue and put him in a movie two decades later with him totally out of place in the early 50's . Just horrible, stiff, cliche acting from Raft with ridiculous fight scenes where the double is clearly different and the sound affects not synching up to the action. A love interest 20 years his junior falls for him after he essentially sexually assaulted her and apparently she liked it falling for the ex con on parole with no money and no job almost immediately. The ending more ridiculous with Raft shooting a couple bad guys and the cops that knew nothing of the under cover operation simply complimenting him then he walks off with the girl. Too bad too because there were quality actors in the movie, the plot was good, the tire factory background was interesting it just suffered a "RAFT" of problems. Raft never could act. He had one character that was fine in the early gangster movies but never fit in any decade except the 1930's. The audience rating of 17% is spot on for this one. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 04/05/22 Full Review ashley h Loan Shark is an okay film. It is about a tough ex-con who infiltrates a gang of loan sharks. George Raft and Dorothy Hart give decent performances. The screenplay is a little slow in places. Seymour Friedman did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the drama. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member George Raft was 51 years old during the filming of Loan Shark and he was clearly at least ten years too old for the role. Especially with the beautiful and 33-year old Dorothy Hart playing his love interest. The film itself isn't too bad and probably deserves a watch if you like crime noirs and an interest in Raft's career. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Raft gave me the impression of not belonging in this movie for some reason, his character was an outside, but it wasn't that. This film has a highly predictable story, unfortunately. But it wasn't too bad, just okay. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member a 1952 donnie brasco, only in this case the guy who goes undercover to take down some gangsters isn't a fed - he's just a guy hired by a factory owner! some interesting camera work and there is a fair amount of violence - only, the bad guys are horrible shots and the fight scenes are kind of funny - though they do get an A for effort. if you like old gangster films this worth a look. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Jeez, yet another "infiltrating the organization" noir. This one has a slightly unusual twist to it, as it doesn't involve any kind of law enforcement agency at all. The hero is hired by a tire factory whose employees are getting fleeced. It's a weird setup and rather implausible. It's got a few nice touches: some fleeting instances of interesting cinematography, crisp dialogue, and the tough guy performance by George Raft. But overall it's very by-the-numbers and doesn't bring anything new or very exciting to the table. Decent for some quick but forgettable entertainment, though. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis An ex-convict (George Raft) acts tough at a tire plant to expose a racket preying on workers.
      Seymour Friedman
      Bernard Luber
      Martin Rackin
      Production Co
      Encore Productions
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 25, 1952, Limited
      1h 14m
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