The Hoodlum

The Hoodlum is a 1951 American film noir crime film directed by Max Nosseck and starring Lawrence Tierney, Allene Roberts, Marjorie Riordan and Lisa Golm.


Vincent Lubeck (Lawrence Tierney) is a career criminal who has recently been released from prison. He would not have gotten out had it not been for the pleas of his elderly mother. He gets a job working at his brother's gas station. Bored and jealous of his brother, he steals his brother's girlfriend, impregnates her and refuses to get married. This causes the girl to commit suicide.

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    director Max Nosseck
    editor Jack Killifer
    genre crime
    keywords armored car conspirator gas station kill married
    musicBy Darrell Calker
    producer Maurice Kosloff
    productionCompany Jack Schwarz Productions
    publisher Eagle-Lion Films
    theme film noir heist