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Armored Car Robbery (1950)

Passed  |   |  Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller  |  8 June 1950 (USA)
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A well-planned robbery goes awry, with tough cop Cordell in pursuit.



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Complete credited cast:
Benny McBride
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Don Haggerty ...
Detective Cuyler
James Flavin ...
Lt. Phillips
Gene Evans ...
William 'Ace' Foster


Dave Purvis takes pride in being unknown to the law, though famed among fellow crooks as a planner He plots a holdup in meticulous detail; but things go wrong, a cop and two robbers are killed, and Purvis hides out with the money while Lieut. Cordell, friend of the dead cop, investigates. Purvis's new getaway plan shows promise, but may have one tiny flaw. Written by Rod Crawford <>

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8 June 1950 (USA)  »

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Armoured Car Robbery  »

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1.37 : 1
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Actor William Talman later played district attorney Hamilton Burger in the tv series Perry Mason. See more »


When Cordell's car comes to a stop after he swears to avoid the truck during the chase. His right front tire is fully inflated. He immediately jumps out of his car. But now the tire is completely flat. See more »


Yvonne LeDoux: [Upset that he's going to shoot the fallen policeman a second time] Dave, stop it, please!
Dave Purvis: [Coldly, as he draws a bead on him] No loose ends, Baby!
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Showcase for William Talman
22 January 2003 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Remembered mostly as Hamilton Berger, TV's Perry Mason's opponent always doomed to fail, William Talman radiates with star quality as the anti-hero in this taut programmer. With few words and with no fanfare, Talman etches a finely tuned portrayal of a brainy and fussy gangster. The man is a portrait of self-discipline and clean-living except that he is a crook. Charles McGraw does well as his adversary, the detective, but it's Talman who captures our imagination and leaves indelible imprint on our minds as the meticulous crook who has figured out everything to the most infinitessimal detail. There's just one thing he doesn't know: this is an early 50's movie, so his character must learn that crime doesn't pay!

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