A Bullet for Joey

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Released 1955

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A Bullet for Joey

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Director:
Lewis Allen
Released:
1955
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A Bullet for Joey is a 1955 feature film directed by Lewis Allen. Of the thriller genre, A Bullet for Joey takes place during the cold war in Montreal, Canada. Gangster Joey Victor (George Raft) returns to the Americas after being deported to Europe. His mission is to kidnap a scientist, Dr. Macklin (George Dolenz). Macklin is a nuclear physicist who is helping the West develop its nuclear program. Victor's goal is to kidnap him and take him to the Soviet Union. Victor finds his old gang members and brings them back on board. He decides that the easiest way to get Dr. Macklin is to have an old gang acquaintance, Joyce (Audrey Totter), seduce the scientist and draw him out of his protected seclusion. Inspector Leduc (Edward Robinson) of the FBI notices that something is fishy and gets his own team involved. A Bullet for Joey is a detective thriller with more than average geopolitical implications.

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