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The Hoodlum

Released Jul 5, 1951 1h 1m Crime Drama List
Reviews 39% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
A paroled career criminal (Lawrence Tierney) betrays his family's trust by masterminding an armored car robbery. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The cheaply made film tells an old story and adds nothing fresh, but it was presented with force. Rated: B- Jan 26, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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william k Above-average crime drama is tough, but not very surprising; Lawrence Tierney is especially notable as the irredeemable criminal beyond any hope. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review kevin w "Alla society's rigged for the swells, and I ain't no sucka fer dat noise, hear me!?" or so Lawrence Tierney's character lets anyone know who's listening. Just out from prison, he promises his Ma he'll play ball, but that is not going to happen. So, yes, there's no surprises here, a bad penny rusting in your pocket, but it mostly plays pretty good - in spite of a low budget - due to the performances of the principals. Tierney is reminiscent of Cagney, and the woman who plays his Ma, Lisa Golm, brings her "A" game most definitely. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member A good crime noir film with a good storyline. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Very good acting by the entire cast. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Lawrence Tierney is an ex-con to kind of tries to go straight, but soon begins planning a robbery. It's a pretty standard low-budget crime-doesn't-pay story and not all that interesting other than the presence of the tough Tierney in the title role. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Typical "good brother, bad brother and the mother who loved them both" story. I liked it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A paroled career criminal (Lawrence Tierney) betrays his family's trust by masterminding an armored car robbery.
Director
Max Nosseck
Producer
Maurice Kosloff
Screenwriter
Sam Neuman, Nat Tanchuck
Distributor
Eagle-Lion Classics
Production Co
Jack Schwarz Productions
Genre
Crime, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jul 5, 1951, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 11, 2016
Runtime
1h 1m
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