Pushover (1954)

The promise of a femme fatale's love lures an honest middle-aged cop down the road to ruin in this noirish crime drama. The trouble centers around a bank robber and his gang who have just knocked-off a bank for $200,000. To find the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 6, 1954
DVD Release Date: July 6, 2010
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Howard Thompson
New York Times

Viewed strictly on its own, as it should be, this modest Columbia melodrama is a creditable job for about half the time.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Marked by a visual claustrophobia that nicely matches MacMurray's increasingly hemmed-in situation.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

If you're as much of a pushover for [Kim Novak's] early work as I am, you can't afford to miss this.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Novak does a fine job in her first starring role as a heartless femme fatale who does have a heart after all.

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TV Guide

A compelling story of a man whose morals become twisted by a dangerous and somewhat naive femme fatale.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Although it's a reworking of MacMurray's far superior Double Indemnity this is still a decent little crime caper. Kim Novak is utterly ravishing in… More
Randy Tippy
Police detective Paul Sheridan (Fred MacMurray) falls for the uber-hot girlfriend (Kim Novak) of a bank robber that he's tracking. When the girl suggests… More
Panta Oz
I like a good film noir. I was expecting that this one is a good choice. Directed by Richard Quine, it stars Fred MacMurray, Philip Carey, and Kim Novak in her… More