A Bank officer discovers a flaw in the U.S. extradition treaty with Brazil and decides to take advantage of it. On Friday, he steals a million dollars from the bank, knowing it won't be ... See full summary »
Andrew L. Stone
A man who spent his formative years in prison for murder is released, and struggles to adjust to the outside world and escape his lurid past. He gets involved with a cheap dancehall girl, ... See full summary »
The body of an unknown woman turns up in a stolen car abandoned in a New York park, and the only clue the detectives on the case have to work from is the tattoo on her arm, and the fact ... See full summary »
The armored car robbery took place on the ramp to the second floor parking lot in the back of Union Station. See more »
The bandits are operating in Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina, but the armored car robbery clearly takes place in another region (actually Union Station in Los Angeles) as palm trees--which do not grow on the East Coast--are clearly visible. See more »
I was just lucky to meet him when he came to Canada on business.
Women's apparel and furs.
What's so funny?
Furs all right - right off the back of a truck while it's still moving.
Don't listen to her. She doesn't know what she's talking about.
Big business man... bank accounts - almost any bank. Take the bank in Winston-Salem for example...
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Vicious Steve Cochran leads a gang of bank robbers
Most of the comments praising and criticizing "Highway 301" in earlier reviews are accurate. I'll add my two cents.
The IMDb plot summary that describes Cochran's character as "psychotic" is wrong. There is not a single instance of any psychosis in the man. He's often cold, callous, calculating, confident and vicious, but he's not having any delusions.
The movie is entertaining. It has quite a few night sequences filmed in film noir fashion, and there is a reasonable degree of suspense. The story itself is, however, a gangster story told with some police narration. The picture is nowhere near being a "White Heat", a "High Sierra" or a "I Died a Thousand Times". On the other hand, its point of view, which is mainly to depict the gang and their lives in an unromanticized and often brutal way, lends a noir character to the film that makes it very different from a 1930s gangster film. The central figure in the film is Steve Cochran and he's vicious when someone stands in his way or threatens to unravel his gang and lead to his apprehension.
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