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Split Second (1953)

Not Rated  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  2 May 1953 (USA)
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Sam Hurley, "Nation's No. 1 killer" with a cold contempt for "heroes," escapes prison with two companions and takes a mixed bag of hostages to Nevada ghost town Lost Hope City. He knows ... See full summary »

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Dottie Vale
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Sam Hurley, "Nation's No. 1 killer" with a cold contempt for "heroes," escapes prison with two companions and takes a mixed bag of hostages to Nevada ghost town Lost Hope City. He knows they won't be found there because an atom-bomb test is planned for next morning! Relationships shift and tension builds as Hurley keeps the others in suspense as to whether he will let them escape before bomb time. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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2 May 1953 (USA)  »

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Atomexplosion in Nevada  »

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Hurley & gang are in the car driven by Kay Garven and her fur coat is laid over the seat. In an ensuing scene the coat is missing and is back in another scene. See more »

Quotes

Larry Fleming: Well, Colonel, when you've seen one atom bomb, you've seen them all.
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Beautifully bleak and sweetly viscous.
5 May 2003 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

Beautifully bleak and sweetly viscous, this tale of looming doom set near an atomic bomb test site touches the exposed nerves of the early 50's paranoia and fear. A kind of twisted take on Hitchcock's "Lifeboat" the desparate characters are placed in a desert ghost town with the explosive clock ticking. There is a charged atmosphere and undertow of sadistic sexuality that hangs about many of the scenes.


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