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Million Dollar Pursuit (1951)

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60 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Monte Norris (Norman Budd), a small-time crook with a neurotic drive to rise to the heights of the law-breaking underworld, is flat broke and in disrepute with gangdom's big mobs. He finds a key to the chief cashier's office at a large ...See moreMonte Norris (Norman Budd), a small-time crook with a neurotic drive to rise to the heights of the law-breaking underworld, is flat broke and in disrepute with gangdom's big mobs. He finds a key to the chief cashier's office at a large department. He wants to handle the job alone but he boasts of his plans, and four other hoodlums cut themselves in on the robbery. Ther take is $500,000 but he and his confederates are unable to spend it since most of the bills are marked. As the tension in their hideout mounts, they fight among themselves and one of them is killed. Two other are killed in a police trap when they try to pass the money to a fence,Carlo Petrov (Grant Withers). Norris kills the remaining robber and goes to the apartment of his former girlfriend, Ronnie LaVerne (Penny Edwards), a nightclub singer who has served a short prison term because of a frame-up on her by Norris. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Albert DeMond (screenplay) (story) | Bradbury Foote (screenplay)
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Status
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Updated May 30, 1951

Release date
May 30, 1951 (United States)

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21 cast members
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Penny Edwards
Ronnie LaVerne Ronnie LaVerne   See fewer
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Grant Withers
Carlo Petrov Carlo Petrov   See fewer
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Norman Budd
Monte Norris Monte Norris   See fewer
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Michael St. Angel
Police Lieut. Matt Whitcomb (as Steve Flagg) Police Lieut. Matt Whitcomb (as Steve Flagg)   See fewer
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Rhys Williams
Waxman 'Waxey' Wilk Waxman 'Waxey' Wilk   See fewer
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Mikel Conrad
Louie Palino Louie Palino   See fewer
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Paul Hurst
Ray Harvey Ray Harvey   See fewer
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Denver Pyle
Nick Algren Nick Algren   See fewer
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Ted Pavelec
Muller Muller   See fewer
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John De Simone
Speed Nelson (as John de Simone) Speed Nelson (as John de Simone)   See fewer
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Don Beddoe
Bowen Bowen   See fewer
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Ed Cassidy
Deputy Sheriff (as Edward Cassidy) Deputy Sheriff (as Edward Cassidy)   See fewer
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Edward Clark
Holcomb Holcomb   See fewer
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John Hamilton
Police Inspector Morgan Police Inspector Morgan   See fewer
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George Brand
Parker Parker   See fewer
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Jack Shea
Police Lieut. Spears Police Lieut. Spears   See fewer
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Bill Baldwin
Radio Announcer (uncredited) Radio Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Cherney
Club Patron (uncredited) Club Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Power
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Noel Reyburn
Henley (uncredited) Henley (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Sebby
Driver (uncredited) Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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6 / 10 | 31 votes