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Mickey One (1965)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 27 September 1965 (USA)
A comic steals the identity of a homeless man and goes on the run after the mob tries to kill him for an unknown reason.

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Ed Castle
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Ruby Lapp
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George Berson
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Larry Fryer
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The Artist
Donna Michelle ...
The Girl
Ralph Foody ...
Police Captain
Norman Gottschalk ...
The Evangelist
Dick Lucas ...
Employment Agent
Jack Goodman ...
Cafeteria Manager
Jeri Jensen ...
Helen
Charlene Lee ...
The Singer
Benny Dunn ...
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After incurring the wrath of the mob, a comic flees Detroit for Chicago taking the name "Mickey One" from a stolen Social Security card from a homeless bum he witnesses being beaten up and robbed. As he returns to the stage and becomes successful, he fears that the mob will track him down. He wishes to square himself with the mob, but doesn't know what he did to anger them or what his debt is. Written by <JeanneArmintrout@juno.com>

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27 September 1965 (USA)  »

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Location filming was done in Chicago March through May of 1964. The stars stayed at the Astor Towers Hotel during filming. Interiors were shot at Fred Niles Studios which are now Oprah's Harpo Studios. The exterior of the Xanadu night club in the film was the old Gate of Horn folk club at the southeast corner of Dearborn & Chicago. The interior night club scenes were shot in what had been the short-lived "new" Chez Paree at 400 N. Wabash. The film opened in Chicago on October 27, 1965 at the Woods Theater which can be seen in film with the film "The Cardinal" listed on the marquee. See more »

Quotes

Jenny Drayton: What are you guilty of?
Mickey One: I'm guilty of not being innocent.
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Paranoia on the run in mid-60's!
10 July 2004 | by (sparks, nevada) – See all my reviews

This under-appreciated early film of Arthur Penn has been called a rip-off of European films, but it's much better than that. Penn and Beatty obviously formed a love/hate relationship before they made Bonnie and Clyde two years later, and this film is great! The perfect role for Beatty and a host of strange characters (who is that little guy?) and an offbeat performance by Francot Tone and a creepy one by Hurd Hatfield.

This film's reputation will rise in value over the years since Mickey is no longer alone on the American streets. Wonderful b/w cinematography and true American sensibility permeates every scene. Try to find this gem and you may be in for a surprise. A 9 out of 10! Best performance in film Beatty.


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