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Release Date:
2 May 1942 (USA) See more »
Three ex-cons buy a luggage shop to tunnel into the bank vault next door. But despite all they can do, the shop prospers... Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Edward G. Robinson ... 'Pressure' Maxwell

Jane Wyman ... Denny Costello

Broderick Crawford ... Jug Martin

Jack Carson ... Jeff Randolph

Anthony Quinn ... Leo Dexter
Edward Brophy ... Weepy Davis

Harry Davenport ... Homer Bigelow

John Qualen ... Sam Bachrach

Barbara Jo Allen ... Mademoiselle Gloria

Grant Mitchell ... Mr. Aspinwall

Jackie Gleason ... Hobart (as Jackie C. Gleason)
Andrew Tombes ... Oscar Engelhart
Joe Downing ... Smitty (as Joseph Downing)

George Meeker ... Mr. Jackson
Fortunio Bonanova ... Anton Copoulos
Joseph Crehan ... Warden
Jean Ames ... Florence

William B. Davidson ... McCarthy
Chester Clute ... Mr. Buchanan

Creighton Hale ... Mr. Carmichael
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Barclay ... Drunk Bumped by Jug (uncredited)
Sidney Bracey ... Passerby (uncredited)
Arthur Q. Bryan ... Man in Street Socking Jug (uncredited)
Glen Cavender ... Second Sandwich Man (uncredited)
Eddy Chandler ... Prison Tower Guard (uncredited)

Joe Devlin ... Spud the Umpire (uncredited)

Charles Drake ... R.V. Boyce - Driver in Accident (uncredited)

Roland Drew ... Dan - McCarthy's Associate (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Bank Guard (uncredited)
Eddie Foster ... Ballplayer (uncredited)
Eddie Graham ... Mover / Man at Station (uncredited)

Fred Graham ... Cop (uncredited)

Chuck Hamilton ... Policeman at Accident (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Man at Station (uncredited)
Harry Hayden ... Metropolitan Mission Leader (uncredited)
Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian ... Chuck (uncredited)
Lew Hicks ... Policeman (uncredited)

William Hopper ... Traffic Policeman (uncredited)
John Kelly ... Batter Hitting Home Run (uncredited)
Kitty Kelly ... Fourth Customer (uncredited)

Fred Kelsey ... Mr. Bronson (uncredited)
Jack Kenney ... Convict (uncredited)
Paul Kruger ... Cop (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness ... Man at Station (uncredited)
Vera Lewis ... First Customer (uncredited)
Lucien Littlefield ... Third Customer (uncredited)
Al Lloyd ... Man in Bank Counting Money (uncredited)
Jean Maddox ... Mission Singer (uncredited)
Hank Mann ... Ballplayer (uncredited)

Frank Mayo ... Visiting Room Guard (uncredited)

Harold Miller ... Man at Station (uncredited)
King Mojave ... Man at Station (uncredited)
Ray Montgomery ... Second Customer (uncredited)

Jack Mower ... Customer During the Sale (uncredited)
Jimmy O'Gatty ... Convict (uncredited)
Pat O'Malley ... Policeman (uncredited)
Ted Oliver ... Policeman Handcuffing Weepy (uncredited)

Emory Parnell ... Police Officer O'Casey (uncredited)
William 'Bill' Phillips ... Muggsy (uncredited)
Cliff Saum ... Ballplayer (uncredited)
Wallace Scott ... Sandwich Man (uncredited)
Grace Stafford ... McCarthy's Secretary (uncredited)

Harry Strang ... Policeman (uncredited)
Leo Sulky ... Passerby (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Ballplayer (uncredited)
Ellinor Vanderveer ... Passerby (uncredited)
Larry Wheat ... Man at Station (uncredited)
Jack Wise ... Customer Paying with $20 Bill (uncredited)

Directed by
Lloyd Bacon 
Writing credits
Everett Freeman (screenplay) and
Edwin Gilbert (screenplay)

Laura Perelman (play) and
S.J. Perelman (play)

Produced by
Jack Saper .... associate producer
Jerry Wald .... associate producer
Hal B. Wallis .... executive producer
Original Music by
Adolph Deutsch 
Cinematography by
Tony Gaudio (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ralph Dawson 
Art Direction by
John Hughes 
Costume Design by
Milo Anderson (gowns)
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Maybery .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Dolph Thomas .... sound
Chuck Hamilton .... stunts (uncredited)
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Howard Jackson .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
William Lava .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Max Steiner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Hugh Cummings .... dialogue director
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
95 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

Did You Know?

No children were seen in the film; although Philo Reh ("Urchin"), Fred Walburn ("Urchin") and Janice Ohman ("Little Girl") are in studio records/casting call lists for their roles, they were either cut from the final print or never filmed at all.See more »
Continuity: Charles Sullivan hits a fly ball in the baseball game, but you see the pitcher field a ground ball.See more »
Jug Martin:Hey, fellas. look! Let's crack that bank on Sixth Avenue, huh?
J. Chalmers 'Pressure' Maxwell:You say that once again, and I'm gonna crack that skull of yours on Seventh Avenue.
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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Should be more popular than it is., 17 May 2001
Author: wbhickok ( from San Diego USA

Edward G. Robinson in a slapstick comedy??!!! Yep, and a damn funny one. E.G. parodies his bad guy image perfectly in this flick as he wants to pull of one last heist before going straight, so he buys a luggage store next to a bank to break in, but he soon learns that he can make more money in a legit business... but that's only the beginning! I can't figure out why nobody knows about this film, it's very entertaining. It is perfectly cast, with Broderick Crawford, as Robinson's flunkie is hilarious, Jackie Gleason has a cameo doing a variant of his 'born loser' routine. Even Anthony Quinn is funny! If you can find it in the video store on on TV watch it, it's worth your while.

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