I Was a Shoplifter (1950)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The title tells all--or at least most--in I Was a Shoplifter. The title character, played by Mona Freeman, is Faye Burton, a well-off socialite suffering from kleptomania. Faye falls into the hands of a professional shoplifting ring headed by Herb Claxton (Charles Drake) and Ina Perdue (Andrea King), who want to exploit her high-society connections. It's up to undercover agent Jeff Andrews (Scott Brady) to save Faye from the villains--and from herself. Cast as a brutish henchman is one Anthony Curtis, who grew up to become you-know-who. Featured in a role so small that it wasn't listed in the studio's official credits is still another star in the making: Rock Hudson.

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blackmail, capture, damsel-in-distress, department-store, detective, gangster, investigation, investigator, police, private-detective, rescue, ring [jewelry], robbery, shoplifting, socialite, store, undercover