Tip on a Dead Jockey (1957)

Not Rated   |    |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir


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During the 1950s Madrid, an American veteran pilot with a gambling problem is forced to accept a high-paying dangerous smuggling job.


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22 October 2002 | art_27
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| Title beats content by many furlongs
A wooden treatment of a shell shocked Korean war vet expatting it in Madrid. Malone barely registers ennui, disillusionment, or any other weight of the world characteristics; he acts more like the suburban dad opting not to shave all weekend. Dalio, the Casablanca croupier, is reduced to playing Malone's colorful sidekick, but a little goes a long way. Jack Lord and his Kennedyesque hairdo go through the motions. Bits of the script, co-written by Shaw, stand out, especially Malone comparing his domestic situation to a Balzac story, "too many people." The title drew me in, and I got a pig in a poke.

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Plot Summary


Genres

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller

Details

Release Date:

6 December 1957

Language

English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Italian


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Spain

Box Office

Budget:

$1,464,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$400,000 (USA)

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