Once a Thief (1950)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Release Date - Jul 7, 1950 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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W. Lee Wilder, the younger brother of Billy Wilder, was producer/director/co-writer of Once a Thief. June Havoc stars as Margie, a shoplifter who falls in love with smooth-talking Mitch (Cesar Romero). Margie's new beau reveals his true colors by stealing every penny she has, then turning her into the authorities. Upon her release from prison, Margie swears revenge. Though Mitch gets his just desserts, no one comes out a winner in this one. Though Once a Thief offers few surprises, the film does boast an impressive supporting cast (by "B"-picture standards, at least), including Marie McDonald, Lon Chaney Jr., Iris Adrian and Kathleen Freeman.

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finances, killing, police, problems, robbery, romance, shoplifting, surrender