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Drive a Crooked Road (1954)

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An upright car mechanic falls in love with the girlfriend of a gangster. This forces him to participate in the criminal underworld.

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Eddie Shannon is an undersized, sports-car mechanic who dreams of racing an expensive car in a European meet. He meets and falls in love with Barbara Mathews, and thinks she loves him. She introduces him to Steve Norris and Harold Baker, who ask him to drive the getaway car in a bank robbery they are planning. He refuses, but changes his mind after some gentle persuasion from Barbara. The job is pulled off and, following a wild getaway, Eddie learns that Barbara was just using him and that Steve and Harold have plans to kill him. Gritty retribution is just around the corner. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Why would a dame like her go for a guy like me?


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10 March 1954 (USA)  »

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Little Giant  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Began shooting mid-October 1953. See more »

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From Here to Eternity
by Fred Karger and Robert Wells
played instrumentally as source music
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Not a dry eye in the house when I saw this.
5 February 2000 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Single greatest B picture I've ever seen. Sad ending is beyond belief, yet there is comic relief in the middle that is really funny. Mickey Rooney wondered why Redbook magazine voted this best picture of the year (over the A pictures.) He should have SEEN the picture! An absolutely unforgettable movie.


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