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The Shakedown (1960)

92 min | Crime, Drama

After being released from prison, Augie Cortona sets up a blackmail operation, fronted by a model agency. When the authorities get wind of his activities, they send in an undercover police woman, but when she is recognised, the police need...See moreAfter being released from prison, Augie Cortona sets up a blackmail operation, fronted by a model agency. When the authorities get wind of his activities, they send in an undercover police woman, but when she is recognised, the police need to move in on the operation, before Cortona can take his revenge. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com See less
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Director
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Leigh Vance (story) (screenplay) | John Lemont (story) (screenplay)
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Updated Jan 31, 1960

Release date
Mar 15, 1961 (United States)

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37 cast members
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Terence Morgan
Augie Cortona Augie Cortona   See fewer
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Hazel Court
Mildred Eyde Mildred Eyde   See fewer
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Bill Owen
Spettigue Spettigue   See fewer
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Robert Beatty
Jarvis Jarvis   See fewer
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Eddie Byrne
George - Barman George - Barman   See fewer
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John Salew
Arnold Arnold   See fewer
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Georgina Cookson
Miss Firbank Miss Firbank   See fewer
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Joan Haythorne
Miss Ogilvie Miss Ogilvie   See fewer
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Jack Lambert
Sgt. Kershaw Sgt. Kershaw   See fewer
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Larry Burns
1st Thug 1st Thug   See fewer
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Larry Taylor
2nd Thug (as Laurence Taylor) 2nd Thug (as Laurence Taylor)   See fewer
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Jack Taylor
3rd Thug 3rd Thug   See fewer
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Edward Judd
Bernie (Barber) Bernie (Barber)   See fewer
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Douglas Bradley-Smith
Winterton Winterton   See fewer
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Linda Castle
Sylvia Sylvia   See fewer
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Patty Dalton
2nd Night Photographic Girl 2nd Night Photographic Girl   See fewer
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Jackie Collins
Rita (as Lynn Curtis) Rita (as Lynn Curtis)   See fewer
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Paul Whitsun-Jones
Fat Drinker (as Paul Whitsun Jones) Fat Drinker (as Paul Whitsun Jones)   See fewer
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Diana Chesney
Purple Woman Purple Woman   See fewer
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Timothy Bateson
Estate Agent Estate Agent   See fewer
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Frank Hawkins
Warder Warder   See fewer
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Robert Sansom
Detective Detective   See fewer
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Neal Arden
Harry Bowers Harry Bowers   See fewer
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Candy Scott
Hat Check Girl Hat Check Girl   See fewer
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Wendy Peters
Arnold's Secretary Arnold's Secretary   See fewer
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Patricia Haines
Modelling Student (uncredited) Modelling Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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Julia Rogers
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6.6 / 10 | 163 votes