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American army deserter turned criminal-on-the-run Eddy Roback must evade the French authorities in a nation-wide manhunt as he attempts to cross the border into Belgium.

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Eddy Roback
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Denise Vernon
Fernand Gravey ...
Commissioner Dufresne (as Fernand Gravet)
Robert Duke ...
Frank Clinton
Michel André ...
Max Salva
Fernand Rauzéna ...
Un agent (as F. Rauzena)
Pierre Gay ...
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Edmond Ardisson ...
Mattei (as Ardisson)
Albert Dinan ...
Gaston (as Dinan)
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American army deserter turned criminal-on-the-run Eddy Roback must evade the French authorities in a nation-wide manhunt as he attempts to cross the border into Belgium.

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Eddy Roback: Tell you what we do. I got a gun and you got a pretty good idea. We compromise.
Frank Clinton: How's that?
Eddy Roback: We do it my way.
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Held to your seats
8 January 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

American expatriates actor Dane Clark and director Frank Tuttle shot this gripping noir film which does not for one split second let up in the tension department. From the second American criminal Clark escapes police custody and becomes a fugitive you're held to your seats be it the theater or your living room couch.

Unlike films where the man on the run is romanticized, not so in Gunman In The Streets. Clark is one dangerous man, at one point when he's trapped in a department store in Paris, he grabs up a small boy and uses him to shield his identity, the gendarmes not thinking that their quarry would have a child. The tension is pretty rough there as you wonder if someone will recognize Clark and bullets start flying.

Simone Signoret plays the gangster's moll as tough in France as they are in America. She's moved on to another American, newspaper reporter Robert Duke. Duke loves Simone, but loves a story more as he agrees to help Clark escape. In the end Simone can't stay away from Clark.

Two more roles of note, Fernand Gravey plays the determined police inspector pulling out all the stops to get Clark and Michel Andre who plays a part Peter Lorre would have had here on this side of the pond, the man looking to sell out all.

Gunman In The Streets is a gripping noir thriller and the climax very much similar to White Heat.


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