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A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed

  • Comedy
  • Crime/detective
  • 1958
  • Henry Levin
  • 87 mins
  • U

Summary

Three horse-racing lovers turn to robbery to appease their gambling appetites. Max is the nice, easygoing, vitamin-gulping guy with an out-sized swallow tube; Gus is his penniless, parasitic friend and Rocky is their bookie pal. Gus persuades Max that with his unusual swallow tube they could rob a bank and Max could swallow the note to be shown the teller after the money is handed over. They pull off the robbery with incredible ease, become involved with a vitamin-gulping horse, lose their bank roll, try robbery again - and wind up behind the Eight Ball.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Despite its whimsical title, a script by one of Fox's star writers (Sydney Boehm) and the presence of Mickey Rooney and Tom Ewell, this is a rather pathetic attempt at heist comedy. Two incompetent crooks rob a small-town bank, then buy a racehorse that is just as much of a loser as they are. Henry Levin directs with little of the flair such a subject needs, while the stars seem to know they're in a three-legged donkey.

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Credits

Cast

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Max RutgersTom Ewell
Gus HarrisMickey Rooney
Harold "Rocky" BakerMickey Shaughnessy
Margie SolitaireDina Merrill
Grace HavensMadge Kennedy
Mrs SolitaireFrances Bavier
Mr SchroederRichard Deacon
FitzStanley Clements
Lieutenant GreenTom Greenway

Crew

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DirectorHenry Levin

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Languages
English
Formats
Black and white
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