Pushover (1954)

 


 

This year the great suspense drama is PUSHOVER The Story of temptation

A bank heist yields $210,000. Soon, sultry Lona McLane, girlfriend of one of the robbers, meets Paul Sheridan and has a torrid affair. When she finds out Paul\’s a cop, to save herself she sets out to corrupt him. He\’s a pushover. But it won\’t be easy for Paul to get his hands on the money when he\’s part of a complex, peeping-tom stakeout. Soon, he\’s in much deeper than he\’d planned, amid atmospheric night scenes.

Written by
Rod Crawford <[email protected]>

Genre: Crime,Film-Noir,Drama

Pushover (1954)
   
Release Date: 6 August 1954 (USA)
Country: USA
Director: Richard Quine
Cast:
  • Fred MacMurray
  • Philip Carey
  • Kim Novak
  • Dorothy Malone
  • E.G. Marshall
  • Allen Nourse


7 Responses to Pushover (1954)

  1. spotlightne
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    What was the studio thinking teaming up old Fred with a lovely 29 year old Kim?

    Far too old.

  2. hobnob53
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    Columbia is releasing Film Noir Vol. 2 Nov. 3, 2009. Included:

    Pushover

    Nightfall

    The Brothers Rico

    City of Fear

    In a Lonely Place
    .

    Vol. 1 is being released the same day:

    The Sniper

    The Lineup

    5 Against the House

    Murder by Contract

    The Big Heat
    .

    Box sets only, SRP $59.99 each.

  3. riogarhed
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    Two cops do surveillance on a beautiful woman from across the street, and one of them falls in love with her. Same basic idea. The writing credits are different, natch, but when "Stakeout" was released I don’t think anyone observed that the idea had been executed more tautly in "Pushover," a film deserving of a new life on DVD. (Of course nobody listened when I argued that "Splash" was a steal from "Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid"!) Surely the enduring fans of "Double Indemnity," where we see Fred MacMurray undergoing similar waves of conflicting emotion, would add "Pushover" to their video libraries.

  4. donofthedial
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    Says no one but me in all this time?

    Just saw it tonight and it has its moments, but for the most part it’s DI ten years later and not as good in any aspect.

    FM plays a good cop who goes bad once he gets a taste of Kim Novak and realizes he can bag her and the 210K already bagged by her b/f killer/bank robber.

    There are touches of DI all overt this film. E.G. Marshall has a EG Robinson type role as EGR did in DI.

    Lots of skulking around in an apartment house as the cops are on a stakeout.

    Twists and turns through-out.

    Nice to see Dorothy Malone in something fairly early.

    Fred MacMurray looks a bit beefy and tired in this one.

    It’s a thoughtful back and white film noir with many Los Angeles settings with much of the film taking place at night….with some rain thrown in for good measure.

    It’s worth a view or two, but there was no masterpiece made as there was a decade earlier with DOUBLE INDEMNITY.

  5. pi01616
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    Go to http://www.ScooterMoviesShop.com for more on this movie.

  6. robin-moss2
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    Several of the contributors who have posted their opinions seem to believe that if a film about criminal activity is made in black and white, it must automatically qualify as "film noir". Why do so many people make that mistake? Obviously because they have not the faintest idea what "film noir" is. "Pushover" is a really good, tense thriller. It is not "film noir".

    Film criticism in general would be a lot better if the phrase "film noir" was abolished!

  7. Williliwaw
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    This movie started Miss Novak ( publicized as a blonde Ava Gardner and the more you think of it very accurate), is lustrous and beautiful and began Her great career at Columbia and the first of many films being directed by Richard Quine, later to be her fiance.

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