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Once a Thief (1965)

107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

San Francisco ex-con Eddie Pedak wants to go straight but local cop Mike Vido, motivated by a personal vendetta, keeps harassing him while Eddie's brother, Walter, wants Eddie for one last major heist.
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Zekial Marko (screenplay) (novel "Scratch A Thief")
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$1,893,325
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Release date
Sep 8, 1965 (United States)
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Alain Delon
Eddie Pedak Eddie Pedak   See fewer
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Ann-Margret
Kristine Pedak Kristine Pedak   See fewer
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Van Heflin
Inspector Mike Vido SFPD Inspector Mike Vido SFPD   See fewer
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Jack Palance
Walter Pedak Walter Pedak   See fewer
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John Davis Chandler
James Arthur Sargatanas, Walter's Henchman James Arthur Sargatanas, Walter's Henchman   See fewer
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Jeff Corey
Lt. Kebner SFPD Lt. Kebner SFPD   See fewer
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Steve Mitchell
Frank Kane Frank Kane   See fewer
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Tammy Locke
Kathy Pedak Kathy Pedak   See fewer
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Tony Musante
Cleveland 'Cleve' Shoenstein Cleveland 'Cleve' Shoenstein   See fewer
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Russell Lee
Drummer Drummer   See fewer
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Yuki Shimoda
John Ling, Chinese Funeral Director John Ling, Chinese Funeral Director   See fewer
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Spencer Chan
Chinese Priest (uncredited) Chinese Priest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Flint
Security Guard (uncredited) Security Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Foulk
George (uncredited) George (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Frees
Voice of Luke (voice) (uncredited) Voice of Luke (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bebe Louie
Bar Girl (uncredited) Bar Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Toy Mar
Liquor Store Proprietress (uncredited) Liquor Store Proprietress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Toy Yat Mar
Liquor store proprietress (uncredited) Liquor store proprietress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joanna Pang
Maria (uncredited) Maria (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lili Valenty
Mrs. Vido (uncredited) Mrs. Vido (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert B. Williams
Foreman (uncredited) Foreman (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.7 / 10 | 1,042 votes