Once a Thief

Once a Thief (1965)


Ex-convict Eddie and his wife, Kristine, attempt to build a new life for themselves and their daughter Kathy in San Francisco, but police officer Mike Vido is determined to send Eddie back to prison.

Director: Ralph Nelson
Writer: Zekial Marko

Once a Thief Vodly
Vodly Score: 6.9/10 from 5 votes
Release Date: 1965-04-24
Status: Released
Run time: 107 min / 1:47
Production Companies : Compagnie Internationale de Productions Cinématographiques (CIPRA), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Production Countries: France, United States of America


Alain Delon
as Eddie Pedak
as Kristine Pedak
Van Heflin
as Inspector Mike Vido
Jack Palance
as Walter Pedak
John Davis Chandler
as James Arthur Sargatanas, Walter's Henchman
Jeff Corey
as Lieutenant Kebner
Steve Mitchell
as Frank Kane
Tammy Locke
as Kathy Pedak
Tony Musante
as Cleveland 'Cleve' Shoenstein
Zekial Marko
as Luke
Yuki Shimoda
as John Ling
Robert Foulk
as George (Uncredited)
Henry Leff
as James (Uncredited)
Joanna Pang
as Maria (Uncredited)
Paul Frees
as Voice of Luke (Uncredited)
Russell Lee
as Drummer
Spencer Chan
as Chinese Priest (Uncredited)
Sam Flint
as Security Guard (Uncredited)
Bebe Louie
as Bar Girl (Uncredited)
Robert B. Williams
as Foreman (Uncredited)
Toy Mar
as Liquor Store Proprietress (Uncredited)
Lily Valenty
as Mrs. Vido (Uncredited)


Camera Robert Burks Director of Photography
Art Henry Grace Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Sydney Guilaroff Hairstylist
Editing Fredric Steinkamp Editor
Sound Lalo Schifrin Original Music Composer
Sound Lalo Schifrin Conductor
Art George W. Davis Art Direction
Directing Ralph Nelson Director
Production Ralph Nelson Associate Producer
Production Fred Engel Associate Producer
Sound Franklin Milton Recording Supervision
Production Jacques Bar Producer
Costume & Make-Up William Tuttle Makeup Supervisor
Sound Artie Kane Musician
Crew Walter Kelley Dialogue Coach
Sound Paul Horn Musician
Sound Shelly Manne Musician
Sound Red Mitchell Musician
Production Lindsley Parsons Jr. Assistant Production Manager
Art Paul Groesse Art Direction
Production J. Paul Popkin Production Supervisor
Sound George 'Red' Callender Musician
Sound Conte Candoli Musician
Writing Zekial Marko Screenplay
Writing Zekial Marko Novel
Art Jack Mills Set Decoration
Directing Erich von Stroheim Jr. Assistant Director
Sound Howard Roberts Musician
Sound Buddy Collette Musician

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