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Once a Thief (1950)

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88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A down-on-her-luck San Francisco woman, turning in desperation to jewel robbery, barely escapes getting nabbed in a heist and moves to Los Angeles where she gets an honest job as a waitress. Her troubles start again, however, when she ...See moreA down-on-her-luck San Francisco woman, turning in desperation to jewel robbery, barely escapes getting nabbed in a heist and moves to Los Angeles where she gets an honest job as a waitress. Her troubles start again, however, when she falls madly in love, blind to the fact that her boyfriend is a four-flushing, small-time con man. Written by Doug Sederberg See less
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Writers
Richard S. Conway (screenplay) | Max Kolpé (based on a story by) (as Max Colpet) | Hans Wilhelm (based on a story by)
Cinematographer
William H. Clothier (photography)
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Updated Jul 7, 1950

Release date
Jul 7, 1950 (United States)

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32 cast members
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Cesar Romero
Mitch Moore Mitch Moore   See fewer
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June Havoc
Margie Foster Margie Foster   See fewer
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Lon Chaney Jr.
Gus (as Lon Chaney) Gus (as Lon Chaney)   See fewer
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Jack Daly
Eddie Eddie   See fewer
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Ann Tyrrell
Dr. Borden Dr. Borden   See fewer
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Michael Mark
Milton Milton   See fewer
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Dana Broccoli
Jane (as Dana Wilson) Jane (as Dana Wilson)   See fewer
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Bill Baldwin
Bondsman Bondsman   See fewer
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Frances Blumfeld
Lt. Francis Blumfield (as Lieutenant Frances Blumfeld) Lt. Francis Blumfield (as Lieutenant Frances Blumfeld)   See fewer
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Gwendolyn Dusuau
Deputy Gwendolyn Dusuau (as Deputy Gwendolyn Dusuau) Deputy Gwendolyn Dusuau (as Deputy Gwendolyn Dusuau)   See fewer
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John P. Battema
Chaplain John P. Battema (as Chaplain John P. Battema) Chaplain John P. Battema (as Chaplain John P. Battema)   See fewer
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Doris Mack
Deputy Doris Mack (as Deputy Doris Mack) Deputy Doris Mack (as Deputy Doris Mack)   See fewer
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Irma Kunow
Deputy Irma Kunow (as Deputy Irma Kunow) Deputy Irma Kunow (as Deputy Irma Kunow)   See fewer
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Lloyd C. Smith
Officer Lloyd C. Smith (as Officer Lloyd C. Smith) Officer Lloyd C. Smith (as Officer Lloyd C. Smith)   See fewer
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Ruth Moore
Police Sergeant Ruth Moore (as Sergeant Ruth Moore) Police Sergeant Ruth Moore (as Sergeant Ruth Moore)   See fewer
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Leauta Larsen
Deputy Leauta Larsen (as Deputy Leauta Larsen) Deputy Leauta Larsen (as Deputy Leauta Larsen)   See fewer
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Fred Aldrich
Police Squad Car Driver (uncredited) Police Squad Car Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phil Arnold
Ollie (uncredited) Ollie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Bartell
Jeweler (uncredited) Jeweler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Dunne
Liquor Store Clerk (uncredited) Liquor Store Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clark Howat
Police Detective (uncredited) Police Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph Jefferson
Crime Lab Officer (uncredited) Crime Lab Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Kelsey
Police Sergeant (uncredited) Police Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenner G. Kemp
Police Detective (uncredited) Police Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank McLure
Passerby on Street (uncredited) Passerby on Street (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Ploski
Restaurant Kitchen Worker (uncredited) Restaurant Kitchen Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Reitzen
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jeffrey Sayre
Pawn Shop Employee (uncredited) Pawn Shop Employee (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 132 votes