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Crashout (1955)

 -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  March 1955 (USA)
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The survivors of a prison break set out on an arduous journey to retrieve some loot.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Van Morgan Duff
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Joe Quinn
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Pete Mendoza
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Luther Remsen / Swanee Rawlins / Reverend Remington
Gene Evans ...
Maynard 'Monk' Collins
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Billy Lang
Beverly Michaels ...
Alice Mosher
Gloria Talbott ...
Girl on Train
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Fred Summerfield
Percy Helton ...
Doctor Louis Barnes
Melinda Markey ...
Girl in Bar
Christopher Olsen ...
Timmy Mosher (as Chris Olsen)
Adele St. Mauer ...
Mrs. Mosher
Edward Clark ...
Conductor
Tom Dugan ...
Ed, the Bartender
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Storyline

Convict Van Duff engineers a large-scale prison break; the six survivors hide out in a forgotten mine working near the prison, then set out on a long, dangerous journey by foot, car, train and truck to retrieve Duff's bank loot. En route, as they touch the lives of "regular folks," each has his own rendezvous with destiny. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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prison break | loot | truck | train | mine | See All (14) »

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Every Day You Live Is The Day Before You Die! See more »


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March 1955 (USA)  »

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6 mördare har rymt  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Re-released by Olive Films on Blue-ray in 2013. See more »

Quotes

Van Morgan Duff: [to Quinn] I never did like you. You talk too fast and too much.
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Edited from Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954) See more »

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ignore the plaudits
5 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

Inspired by all the wonderful reviews on this site, I actually bought the CD, especially because of the wonderful cast - primarily William Bendix and Arthur Kennedy, but also a host of character actors we recognize but to whom it is difficult to attach faces, i.e William Talman (the hapless D.A. on Perry Mason), Gene Evans, Marshall Thompson, and Luther Adler. Despite all the plaudits here, the film, despite its attempts to capture the flavor of noir, descends into rote formulas and plot clichés. The fault is not with the actors, who all do well, but with the script. Credibility is stretched beyond the breaking point. No woman held hostage, with son in tow, by a group of thugs could ever realistically be expected to develop a romantic attachment with one them on a side trip while her son was being held by the others, especially when that side trip is a blatant plot device for exactly that purpose. Arthur Kennedy is one of my favorite actors and he does his best here with what he is given, but this potboiler should be avoided.


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