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The Wrong Road (1937)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  11 October 1937 (USA)
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A young married couple whose plans for their life together haven't turned out as expected decide to rob the bank where the husband works of $100,000, then hide the money in a safe place and... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Richard Cromwell ...
Jimmy Caldwell
Helen Mack ...
Ruth Holden
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Mike Roberts
Horace McMahon ...
Blackie Clayton (as Horace MacMahon)
Russ Powell ...
Chief Ira Foster
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McLean
Marjorie Main ...
Martha Foster
Rex Evans ...
Victor J. Holbrook
Joseph Crehan ...
District Attorney
Arthur Hoyt ...
Beamish
Syd Saylor ...
Big Hobo
Selmer Jackson ...
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Chester Clute ...
Dan O'Fearna
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A young married couple whose plans for their life together haven't turned out as expected decide to rob the bank where the husband works of $100,000, then hide the money in a safe place and return for it after they serve out their sentences. All goes according to plan until they get out of prison, when they find that they're being trailed by an insurance investigator and the husband's old cellmate, who has decided that he wants a cut of the money. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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When the couple go to see Mr Holbrook after the auction, the position of his arm on the back of the chair changes between shots. See more »

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"Nice"
18 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Everybody in this movie is "nice". The cops are nice, the criminals are nice, heck, even Lionel Atwill is nice! How can you describe this one, it's in a class by itself. The film is basically a "crime does not pay" lesson, typical of the era, with a twist. The twist is that the authorities inexplicably go out of their way to give the perpetrators of a one hundred thousand dollar bank robbery every opportunity to get off with a slap on the wrist.

But to analyze the plot of this one is really a waste of time, since there is very little sense to it. Really, the main premise has to rank among the most preposterous of all time, in a class with 'Reefer Madness' and Ed Wood's 'Jail Bait'.

But if you don't take it seriously (how could you?) you might get some enjoyment out of this one, at least a few laughs. The acting is actually not all that bad, and includes an intriguing early performance by Horace McMahon as a hardened criminal (actually, the one character in the whole movie who is not really "nice"). Lionel Atwill is interesting to see in an uncharacteristic role as a merciful investigator. And Marjorie Main, too, as a pleasant middle-aged lady.

For all the criticism I am throwing at it, I must admit it entertained me, and I definitely recommend it to those who enjoy unintended humor.


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