I, the Jury

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I, the Jury is a 1953 mystery-thriller film noir, based on the novel I, the Jury by Mickey Spillane. It was directed by Harry Essex, produced by Victor Saville's company, Parklane Pictures and released through United Artists. The film is notable for... read more

I, the Jury is a 1953 mystery-thriller film noir, based on the novel I, the Jury by Mickey Spillane. It was directed by Harry Essex, produced by Victor Saville's company, Parklane Pictures and released through United Artists. The film is notable for being the first one based on a Mike Hammer novel. Biff Elliot stars as Hammer. It was filmed in 3-D and was available with stereophonic sound. The story begins with Mike Hammer on the vengeance trail when Jack, a friend, is murdered. Hammer sets out to find the killer, working his way through an increasingly large pile of suspects (and corpses).

Original Release

08/14/1953

US Release

08/14/1953

Cast

Biff Elliot Mike Hammer
Preston Foster Capt. Pat Chambers / Police Captain Pat Chambers
Peggie Castle Charlotte Manning
Margaret Sheridan Velda
Alan Reed George Kalecki
Mary Anderson Eileen Vickers
Tom Powers Milt Miller
Frances Osborne Myrna Devlin
Bob Cunningham Hal Kines
Tani Guthrie Mary Bellamy / Esther Bellamy
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Harry Essex

Writers

Harry Essex, Mickey Spillane

Cast

Biff Elliot Mike Hammer
Preston Foster Capt. Pat Chambers / Police Captain Pat Chambers
Peggie Castle Charlotte Manning
Margaret Sheridan Velda
Alan Reed George Kalecki
Mary Anderson Eileen Vickers
Tom Powers Milt Miller
Frances Osborne Myrna Devlin
Bob Cunningham Hal Kines
Tani Guthrie Mary Bellamy / Esther Bellamy
Dran Hamilton Esther Bellamy / Mary Bellamy
Joe Besser Pete, Elevator Operator / Pete - Elevator Operator
Paul Dubov Marty
John Qualen Dr. R.H. Vickers, Veterinarian / Dr. R.H. Vickers
Nestor Paiva Manuel
Robert Swanger Jack Williams
Elisha Cook Jr. Bobo
Ottola Nesmith Cathy
Juan Duval Undetermined Secondary Role
Wally Rose Undetermined Secondary Role

Producers

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