I Died a Thousand Times (1955)

I Died a Thousand Times is essentially a remake of the 1941 crime-drama classic High Sierra. Jack Palance steps into the old Humphrey Bogart role as Roy "Mad Dog" Earle, the ageing bank robber who intends to pull off one last heist before retiring. Sprung from prison by likeable crime boss Big Mac (Lon Chaney Jr.), Earle is commissioned to mastermind the robbery of a resort hotel. His partners in crime include the hotheaded, immature Babe (Lee Marvin) and Red (Earl Holliman), as well as "inside man" Mendoza (Perry Lopez). Also along for the ride is Marie (Shelley Winters), a dance-hall girl whom Babe has picked up. Marie falls in love with Earle, but he has eyes only for Velma (Lori Nelson), the club-footed daughter of a farmer (Ralph Moody) whom Earle had earlier befriended. While the 1955 film cannot match the excellence of its 1941 role model, I Died a Thousand Times works quite well on its own terms.

Directing:
  • Stuart Heisler

Writing:
  • W.R. Burnett

Stars:
Release Date: 1955-11-09
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 109
Shelley Winters
Shelley Winte...
Marie Garson
Howard St. John
Howard St. Jo...
Doc Banton
Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
Babe Kossuck
Perry Lopez
Perry Lopez
Louis Mendoza
James Millican
James Millica...
Jack Kranmer
Ralph Moody
Ralph Moody
Pa Goodhue
Mae Clarke
Mae Clarke
Mabel Baughman (uncredited)
Olive Carey
Olive Carey
Ma Goodhue
Jack Palance
Jack Palance
Roy Earle / Roy Collins
Earl Holliman
Earl Holliman
Red
Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper
Joe (uncredited)
Lon Chaney Jr.
Lon Chaney Jr...
Big Mac
Dub Taylor
Dub Taylor
Ed - Filling Station Attendant (uncredited)
Richard Davalos
Richard Daval...
Lon Preisser
Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez
Pedro Gonzale...
Chico
Lori Nelson
Lori Nelson
Velma
Bill Kennedy
Bill Kennedy
Sheriff
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