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The Shakedown (1960)

After being released from prison, Augie Cortona sets up a blackmail operation, fronted by a model agency. When the authorities get wind of his activities, they send in an undercover police ... See full summary »

Director:

John Lemont

Writers:

Leigh Vance (story), John Lemont (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terence Morgan ... Augie Cortona
Hazel Court ... Mildred Eyde
Donald Pleasence ... Jessel
Bill Owen ... Spettigue
Robert Beatty ... Jarvis
Harry H. Corbett ... Gollar
Gene Anderson Gene Anderson ... Zena
Eddie Byrne ... George - Barman
John Salew John Salew ... Arnold
Georgina Cookson ... Miss Firbank
Joan Haythorne Joan Haythorne ... Miss Ogilvie
Sheila Buxton Sheila Buxton ... Nadia
Dorinda Stevens ... Grace
Jack Lambert Jack Lambert ... Sgt. Kershaw
Larry Burns Larry Burns ... 1st Thug
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After being released from prison, Augie Cortona sets up a blackmail operation, fronted by a model agency. When the authorities get wind of his activities, they send in an undercover police woman, but when she is recognised, the police need to move in on the operation, before Cortona can take his revenge. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Models were the bait for BLACKMAIL!

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Trivia

Jackie Collins was so tired of being referred to as "Joan Collins sister" that she used the name "Lynn Curtis" for this movie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Piccadilly Third Stop (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Shakedown
(uncredited)
Written by Philip Green
Sung by Sheila Buxton
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the songwriter must have had a nervous breakdown
6 August 2012 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

So far nobody has commented on the truly hilarious title song which is sung in a club scene and over the credits at the end.Films of that era used to like to have a title song as a tie in.The lyrics of this are brief but memorable.The poor songwriter could only come up with "slakedown" and "askdown" as rhymes for shakedown.it has to be heard to be believed.The film itself is a very enjoyable example of a British 1950s gangster film.Mind you poor old Harry H Corbett doesn't look as if he could kill Sooty let alone Terence Morgan.His accent varies tremendously starting off as mid Atlantic.Donald Pleasance gives an inspired performance as a seedy photographer.However as to the blackmail racket,would it have been possible to blackmail someone for taking photos of a nude model.After all married men went to the still open Windmill Theatre and nobody blackmailed them.A bit quaint really,however a very entertaining film nonetheless.Plaudits to distributor Renknown for such a fine print.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1960 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bandoleiros do Asfalto See more »

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