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The Big Shot (1942)

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82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Fearing life in prison for a third offense, convict Duke Berne pulls out of an armored car robbery, planned by his crooked lawyer, but he is framed for the robbery anyway.
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Writers
Bertram Millhauser (original screenplay) | Abem Finkel (original screenplay) | Daniel Fuchs (original screenplay)
Cinematographer
Sidney Hickox (as Sid Hickox)
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Updated Jun 13, 1942

Release date
Jun 13, 1942 (United States)

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55 cast members
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Humphrey Bogart
Joseph 'Duke' Berne Joseph 'Duke' Berne   See fewer
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Irene Manning
Lorna Fleming Lorna Fleming   See fewer
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Richard Travis
George Anderson George Anderson   See fewer
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Susan Peters
Ruth Carter Ruth Carter   See fewer
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Stanley Ridges
Martin T. Fleming, Attorney Martin T. Fleming, Attorney   See fewer
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Minor Watson
Warden George Booth Warden George Booth   See fewer
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Chick Chandler
Frank 'Dancer' Smith Frank 'Dancer' Smith   See fewer
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Joe Downing
Frenchy (as Joseph Downing) Frenchy (as Joseph Downing)   See fewer
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Murray Alper
Quinto, a Convict Quinto, a Convict   See fewer
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Joe King
Prosecutor Toohey (as Joseph King) Prosecutor Toohey (as Joseph King)   See fewer
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Virginia Brissac
Mrs. Booth Mrs. Booth   See fewer
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Virginia Sale
Mrs. Miggs Mrs. Miggs   See fewer
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Ken Christy
Kat, a Convict Kat, a Convict   See fewer
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Wallace Scott
Rusty, a Convict Rusty, a Convict   See fewer
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Leah Baird
Mrs. Carter (uncredited) Mrs. Carter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Morgan Brown
Juryman (uncredited) Juryman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddy Chandler
Leo, Policeman with Tim (uncredited) Leo, Policeman with Tim (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cliff Clark
Police Captain (uncredited) Police Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clancy Cooper
Amos Haskell--Prison Guard (uncredited) Amos Haskell--Prison Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Dunn
Guard Slocum (uncredited) Guard Slocum (uncredited)   See fewer
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Thornton Edwards
Motorcycle Cop (uncredited) Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carl Faulkner
Court Bailiff (uncredited) Court Bailiff (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Flavin
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gus Glassmire
Judge (uncredited) Judge (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sol Gorss
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Gould
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Creighton Hale
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Henry Hall
Mr. Carter (uncredited) Mr. Carter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herbert Heywood
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited) Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Kelly
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Donald Kerr
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited) Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wilbur Mack
Assistant Attorney (uncredited) Assistant Attorney (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Mayo
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Mower
Street Patrolman (uncredited) Street Patrolman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wendell Niles
Radio Broadcaster (uncredited) Radio Broadcaster (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank O'Connor
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited) Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eleanor Parker
Telephone Operator (voice) (uncredited) Telephone Operator (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Phillips
George, Fleming's Chauffeur (uncredited) George, Fleming's Chauffeur (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Prather
Judge (uncredited) Judge (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jeffrey Sayre
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited) Assistant Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Sherlock
Prison Guard (uncredited) Prison Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Soderling
Judge (uncredited) Judge (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Strang
Lighting Man at Prison Show (uncredited) Lighting Man at Prison Show (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brick Sullivan
Prison Guard (uncredited) Prison Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Teal
Motorcycle Cop (uncredited) Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Turner
Driver (uncredited) Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dale Van Sickel
Armored Car Guard (uncredited) Armored Car Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Wilson
Passerby Outside Bar (uncredited) Passerby Outside Bar (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joan Winfield
Fleming's Secretary (uncredited) Fleming's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Victor Zimmerman
Male Nurse (uncredited) Male Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.7 / 10 | 666 votes