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Quicksand (1950) – Full Movie

February 27, 2011
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Here’s an old film noir starring Mickey Rooney, Jeanne Cagney (sister of James Cagney) and Peter Lorre, as Nick the arcade operator.

Dan Brady (Rooney) steals $20 from his employer’s cash register – about $200 in today’s money.  Dan is basically a nobody auto mechanic who wishes he was more of a somebody, and thinks some extra cash might help him play the part for awhile.  But what starts as a petty theft spirals out of control as he tries to cover his tracks and the stakes increase.

Like many a good film noir there’s a provocative female pulling strings, hubris aplenty, and a few twists and turns along the way.  That said, this is still pretty ho hum.

There are a couple great scenes in a boardwalk style arcade with lots of vintage coin-op games.

Clip of an arcade scene: http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/index.jsp?cid=207005

Full Movie here:

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