I Died a Thousand Times

The Story Behind The Terrifying 60-Day Hunt For Desperado 'Mad-Dog' Earle!

Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
















Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1955-11-09
Run time: 109 minute / 1:49
Director: Stuart Heisler
Writer: W.R. Burnett
Production Company : Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Country: United States of America





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Jack Palance
as Roy Earle / Roy Collins
Shelley Winters
as Marie Garson
Lori Nelson
as Velma
Lee Marvin
as Babe Kossuck
Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez
as Chico
Lon Chaney Jr.
as Big Mac
Earl Holliman
as Red
Perry Lopez
as Louis Mendoza
Richard Davalos
as Lon Preisser
Howard St. John
as Doc Banton
Olive Carey
as Ma Goodhue
Ralph Moody
as Pa Goodhue
James Millican
as Jack Kranmer
Bill Kennedy
as Sheriff
Mae Clarke
as Mabel Baughman (uncredited)
Dennis Hopper
as Joe (uncredited)
Dub Taylor
as Ed - Filling Station Attendant (uncredited)
Production
Willis Goldbeck Producer

Camera
Ted D. McCord Director of Photography

Sound
David Buttolph Original Music Composer

Editing
Clarence Kolster Editor

Writing
W.R. Burnett Screenplay
W.R. Burnett Novel

Directing
Stuart Heisler Director





















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