Once a Thief [DVD] [English] [1965]

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Overview

Synopsis

Once a Thief
Once a thief, always a thief. This is the sorry lot of Eddie (Alain Delon), an ex-convict who tries his best to go straight. He marries Kristine (Ann-Margret), who bears him a child. Seeking out a new start in San Francisco, Eddie is dogged by vengeful cop Vito (Van Heflin), who thinks that the ex-con shot him years earlier. Eddie is arrested by Vito for a crime committed by someone else. Though he is set free, he is unable to find work after the truth about his past is revealed. Kristine is forced to take a job in a strip joint (her costumes are frustratingly modest) to make ends meet, a fact that sends Eddie spiralling into a depression-and, ultimately one last caper, engineered by his brother (Jack Palance). The grim proceedings in Once a Thief were originally put down on paper by novelist Zekial Marko, who plays a small role in the screen version. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Alain Delon
    Alain Delon - Eddie Peck
  • Ann-Margret
    Ann-Margret - Kristine Pedak
  • Van Heflin
    Van Heflin - Mike Vido
  • Jack Palance
    Jack Palance - Walter Pedak
  • John Davis Chandler
    John Davis Chandler - James Sargatanas
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