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Quicksand (1950) – Full Movie

February 27, 2011

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:

Full Movie here:

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