Armored Car Robbery

Armored Car Robbery

Richard Fleischer (1950)

67min
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Review

Our Score
This B-movie thriller about a robbery that goes horribly wrong vaguely resembles The Asphalt Jungle, which was made in the same year, while its ironic climax was copied by Stanley Kubrick in his 1956 movie The Killing. Director Richard Fleischer is clearly working on a shoestring budget, but that doesn't hinder his creation of suspense or atmosphere. The cast, alas, is distinctly third-rate, as typified by the grumbling performance of Charles McGraw, who plays the cop on the case.

Summary

A meticulous thief who has evaded the law for years finds his latest well-planned heist ending in disaster, leaving a cop and two of his partners dead. He goes into hiding while he works out a means to escape undetected, but a dogged police detective is soon on his trail. Crime thriller, starring Charles McGraw and William Talman.

Cast & Crew

Cordell Charles McGraw
Yvonne Adele Jergens
Purvus William Talman
Benny Douglas Fowley
Mapes Steve Brodie
Ryan Don McGuire
Cuyler Don Haggerty
Phillips James Flavin
Foster Gene Evans
Director Richard Fleischer
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Other Information

Language: English Black and White Theatrical distributor: R.K.O. Radio Pictures Ltd

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