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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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Dave Purvis
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Benjamin 'Benny' McBride
Steve Brodie ...
Al Mapes
Don McGuire ...
Detective Danny Ryan
Don Haggerty ...
Detective Cuyler - Driving Final Pursuit Car
James Flavin ...
Lt. Phillips
Gene Evans ...
William 'Ace' Foster
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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 <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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THE STICK-UP THAT STUNNED THE NATION!


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Armoured Car Robbery  »

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Lt. Jim Cordell: [sarcastically as he sniffs a dry tumbler sitting on the mantle] Aged in the glass bourbon!
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A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening
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Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
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Solid little cops-n-robbers flick
13 April 2000 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Director Richard Fleischer was responsible for two of the best of the low-budget '50s cops-n-robbers flicks, both notable for starring Charles McGraw, one of the great movie bad guys, as a tough detective. One, "The Narrow Margin," is quite well known; this is the other one, and while not as well known, it certainly should be. The story is about a vicious gang of robbers, headed by a murderous psychopath (William Talman, who seemed to have a corner on that market in the '50s), pulls off an armored car robbery that goes awry. Detective McGraw is out to track down the gang. The film is a textbook example of the best of the B movie--swiftly paced, tightly edited, with a good story and a cast of veteran character actors that work together like a well-oiled machine. Some clever plot twists and startling (for the time) violence make this one a keeper. Very highly recommended.


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