I'll Get You for This

I'll Get You for This (released in the US as Lucky Nick Cain) is a 1951 British thriller film by Joseph M. Newman starring George Raft, Coleen Gray, and Enzo Staiola. It was made from an adaptation by George Callahan and William Rose of James Hadley Chase's 1946 book of the same name.[1] The setting was shifted from Las Vegas in the novel to an Italian gambling resort.

I'll Get You for This
U.S. theatrical release poster
Directed byJoseph M. Newman
Produced byJoe Kaufmann
Written byGeorge Callahan
William Rose
(screenplay)
James Hadley Chase
(book)
StarringGeorge Raft
Coleen Gray
Enzo Staiola
Charles Goldner
Music byWalter Goehr
CinematographyOtto Heller
Edited byRussell Lloyd
Production
company
Distributed byIndependent Film Distributors
20th Century Fox (US)
Release date
January 1951
3 March 1951 (US)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

It was one of the first productions by Romulus Films, being made at Teddington Studios and on location around San Remo on the Mediterranean coast in northern Italy. Production was completed in 1950 but the film was not released until the following year. The sets were designed by the art director Ralph W. Brinton. Established actresses Greta Gynt and Margot Grahame and future Irish star Constance Smith all make brief appearances. Peter Lorre was initially intended to appear as Massine, but the role eventually went to Charles Goldner.[2]

Plot

American gambler Nick Cain (Raft) arrives at the town of San Paola, and befriends shoe-shine boy Toni (Staiola). He discovers he has been framed for the murder of an American Treasury agent. He escapes with Kay Wonderly (Gray) to an abandoned village, leaving her to hide out. Cain gets help from Massine (Goldner), whom he does not trust. He uncovers an international counterfeiting ring, members of which are responsible for the murder.

Cast

Production

Raft's signing was announced in November 1949. William Bowers was adapting James Hadley Chase's novel and filming was to take place in San Remo (Italy) and London. John and James Woolf of Romulus Films were to be co-producers.[3] When Raft left for London in December it was announced that he would also make a second film for Kaufman, Montmare, about a Paris night club owner.[4]<ref>By THOMAS F BRADY Special to The New York Times. (1949, Dec 15). METRO WILL FILM 'LIFE OF CARUSO'. New York Times (1923-Current File)

References

  1. Everett Aaker, The Films of George Raft, McFarland & Company, 2013 p 146-147
  2. Youngkin p.404
  3. By THOMAS F BRADY Special to The New York Times. (1949, Nov 19). GEORGE RAFT SIGNS FOR LEAD IN DRAMA. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/105840589
  4. Schallert, E. (1949, Dec 15). Grayson-lanza film claims opera expert; 'laura' reunion in cards. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/166022807

Sources

  • Youngkin, Stephen. The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre. University Press of Kentucky, 2005.
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