Shakedown 03/22/22

KL Studio Classics

There’s always somebody new in the rat race trenches whose motto is ‘how to make friends and deceive people.’ Howard Duff’s photographer uses his camera to extort money from criminals while polishing his image as a grabber of Pulitzer-worthy news photos. But how long can he maintain his charade with mobsters Brian Donlevy and Lawrence Tierney, and how soon will his kissing partners Peggy Dow and Anne Vernon see through his lies? ┬áThis efficient noir was the first feature directing job from the prolific Joe Pevney. On Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics.