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I Was a Shoplifter (1950)

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74 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Police detective sergeant Jeff Andrews is working on a case involving a gang of shoplifters, and he allows himself to falsely arrested as a petty thief, in order to make contact with the gang. Meanwhile, Faye Burton, a petty shoplifter and...See morePolice detective sergeant Jeff Andrews is working on a case involving a gang of shoplifters, and he allows himself to falsely arrested as a petty thief, in order to make contact with the gang. Meanwhile, Faye Burton, a petty shoplifter and the daughter of a prominent judge, is blackmailed by the gang into joining them on the promise that they will get back a confession signed when she was caught by a department store detective, who had her sign the document rather than calling the police. It takes Jeff and Faye a lot longer to figure out who is the 'brains' behind the shoplifting gang than it does the audience, and the audience has less information than they do. Written by Les Adams See less
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Irwin Gielgud (story by) (screenplay by)
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Updated Apr 27, 1950

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May 13, 1950 (United States)

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32 cast members
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Scott Brady
Jeff Andrews Jeff Andrews   See fewer
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Mona Freeman
Faye Burton Faye Burton   See fewer
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Andrea King
Ina Perdue Ina Perdue   See fewer
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Tony Curtis
Pepe (as Anthony Curtis) Pepe (as Anthony Curtis)   See fewer
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Charles Drake
Herb Klaxon Herb Klaxon   See fewer
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Gregg Martell
The Champ The Champ   See fewer
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Larry Keating
Harry Dunson Harry Dunson   See fewer
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Robert Gist
Barkie Neff Barkie Neff   See fewer
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Michael Raffetto
Sheriff E.W. Bascom Sheriff E.W. Bascom   See fewer
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Rock Hudson
Si Swanson - Store Detective Si Swanson - Store Detective   See fewer
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Nestor Paiva
Deputy Sheriff Gomez Deputy Sheriff Gomez   See fewer
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Paul Fierro
Pedro - Mechanic Pedro - Mechanic   See fewer
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James Best
Police Broadcaster in Surveillance Plane (uncredited) Police Broadcaster in Surveillance Plane (uncredited)   See fewer
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Conrad Binyon
Petty Thief (uncredited) Petty Thief (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lane Bradford
Motorcycle Cop (uncredited) Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nana Bryant
Aunt Clara (uncredited) Aunt Clara (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peggie Castle
Telephone Operator (uncredited) Telephone Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Conaty
Passerby (uncredited) Passerby (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steve Darrell
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bess Flowers
Sales Clerk (uncredited) Sales Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Goodwin
San Diego Sheriff (uncredited) San Diego Sheriff (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Irving
George Hernandez (uncredited) George Hernandez (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Jellison
Man at Auction (uncredited) Man at Auction (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donna Martell
Sales Clerk (uncredited) Sales Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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William H. O'Brien
Bill the Bartender (uncredited) Bill the Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mickey O'Ryan
Petty Thief (uncredited) Petty Thief (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Parker
Motorcycle Cop (uncredited) Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marshall Reed
Los Angeles Sheriff (uncredited) Los Angeles Sheriff (uncredited)   See fewer
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Julian Rivero
Tijuana Comandante (uncredited) Tijuana Comandante (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ann Robinson
Sales Clerk (uncredited) Sales Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cosmo Sardo
Man at Auction (uncredited) Man at Auction (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Watts
Police Lieutenant Palm (uncredited) Police Lieutenant Palm (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.4 / 10 | 161 votes