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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

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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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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March 1955 (USA)  »

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6 mördare har rymt  »

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Trivia

Much of the opening, under-titles sequence of a prison break was made from footage borrowed from Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954), directed by Don Siegel. See more »

Quotes

Van Morgan Duff: [to Quinn] I never did like you. You talk too fast and too much.
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Film Noir doesn't get any more gritty than this!
4 September 2000 | by (Sparks, MD) – See all my reviews

What an overlooked gem! What a find! This convicts-on-the-run thriller is outstanding. Top-drawer performances led by William Bendix and Arthur Kennedy leave their dirty thumb prints all over this film. Explicitly violent for its time, film noir doesn't get much darker than this. "Crashout" is on the same level as "Kiss Me Deadly", "The Asphalt Jungle" and "The Killing". This masterful story is an absolute must-see for any crime-drama and/or film noir buff. A guaranteed wild ride.


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