Armored Car Robbery

  • Richard Fleischer (1950)
  • US
  • 67 min
Armored Car Robbery
Film Review
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2 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Crime drama starring Charles McGraw and Adele Jergens. During a daring daylight robbery by master crook Purvus and his gang, a policeman is killed. Lt Cordell, the dead man's partner, relentlessly sets about tracking down the killers.

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Richard Fleischer

Other Information

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

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