Loophole

  • 1954
  • 1 HR 19 MIN
  • NR
  • Crime

Gentle Beddoe works at a bank as a teller. He walks into another bank and masquerades as a bank examiner, then steals about $50,000 from Sullivan's station. Although Sullivan waits until the following Monday to report the loss, his bank manager, police officer Haggerty, and even the federal agents believe he's innocent. But McGraw, the private eye who works...read more

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Gentle Beddoe works at a bank as a teller. He walks into another bank and masquerades as a bank examiner, then steals about $50,000 from Sullivan's station. Although Sullivan waits until the following Monday to report the loss, his bank manager, police officer Haggerty, and even the

federal agents believe he's innocent. But McGraw, the private eye who works for the bonding company that insures the bank, thinks Sullivan is lying. He trails Sullivan and makes sure that Sullivan cannot be bonded, so the teller is out of a job. Sullivan tries to find other employment, but each

time he gets it, McGraw arrives and says that Sullivan is a suspected criminal. Sullivan secures work as a cab driver and one day, he and his wife, Malone, are going to their bank when Sullivan recognizes Beddoe as the man who filched the lucre. Sullivan muscles Beddoe back to his apartment while

pretending to want a piece of the action. Then Hughes, Beddoe's sweetie, arrives and is about to kill Sullivan. McGraw has been on Sullivan's heels the whole time and he arrives to break things up, but he refuses to believe that Sullivan was tailing the crooks, not one of them. Sullivan gets away

and follows Beddoe and Hughes to a Malibu beach house, not knowing that it's an ambush. Sullivan calls Haggerty, who sends the police out, then Sullivan goes inside the house, where Hughes insists that he hand over the money Beddoe gave him earlier. Beddoe has a gun, and Hughes, a femme fatale if

there ever was one, insists that he shoot Sullivan. But Beddoe is not that kind of guy and won't do it, so Hughes grabs the gun and plugs Beddoe, then wings Sullivan. Sullivan is able to wrest the gun from Hughes and hold her down until the Blue Knights arrive. In the end, Sullivan gets his old

job back, but we are left with a strange conclusion when we see McGraw standing off to the side and watching Sullivan. A fairly ordinary picture with not enough style to make it unusual, LOOPHOLE wouldn't even make a good TV movie these days.

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