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Never Love a Stranger--especially if it's young hoodlum Frank Kane (John Drew Barrymore). When it is discovered that his natural parents were Jewish, Kane is removed from the Catholic orphanage that has been his only home. Seething with resentment, he vows to succeed at gangsterdom. He rises spectacularly to the top before his inevitable downfall-and has a high old time doing so. The basis for Never Love a Stranger was a Harold Robbins novel, which obviously drew upon actual people and events; it's quite entertaining to guess who the fictionalized characters are supposed to be. Of the stellar supporting cast, Robert Armstrong is a standout as a soft-spoken gunman. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

John Drew Barrymore
as Frank Kane
Lita Milan
as Julie
Robert Bray
as Silk Fennelli
Steve McQueen
as Martin Cabell
Salem Ludwig
as Moishe Moscowitz
R.G. Armstrong
as Flix
Felice Orlandi
as Bert
Augusta Merighi
as Mrs. Cazzolina
Abe Simon
as Fats Crown
Dolores Vitina
as Frances Kane
Walter Burke
as Keough
Gino Ardito
as Willy
Peg Murray
Bob O'Connell
as Kelly
Mike Enserro
as Tony the Bartender

Crew

Richard Day
Producer
Richard Day
Screenwriter
Lee Garmes
Cinematographer
Jack Shaindlin
Musical Direction/Supervision
Lawrence Elow
Songwriter
Leo Kerz
Art Director
Ruth Morley
Costume Designer
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