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5 Against the House (1955)

 -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  10 June 1955 (USA)
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Four vets attending college on the GI Bill and a cabaret singer try to rob a Rno Casino and pull off the perfect crime.

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Four college buddies enjoy a night at a Reno casino and overhear a cop saying that robbing the casino "cannot be done." That gets the brainiest rich kid among them thinking up a plan for the perfect robbery. He convinces the others to join in when they hear that it will only be a college hoax, his plan being to let the police know where the money is afterwards. The thing is, one of his friends has a head injury from the war, and has no intention of returning a dime. Written by Rone Barton Lokarr <sandbox2@ix.netcom.com>

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First filmed screenplay for writer/screenwriter Stirling Silliphant. See more »

Goofs

En route to Reno while riding in house trailer, thieves put on gloves and begin wiping down interior so their fingerprints can't be traced, but in following scenes, before they've reached destination, are no longer wearing gloves and are touching everything. See more »

Quotes

Roy: [to Buck] Well, that's the trouble with liquor. You take one drink, and it makes a new man out of you. Then the new man has to have a drink too - quote and unquote.
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Referenced in The Graduate (1967) See more »

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The Life of the Party
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Written by Hal Hackady and Billy Mure
Sung by Kim Novak (dubbed by Jo Ann Greer)
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Madison's five
18 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

i watched that movie because of Kim Novak but I must write it's not one of her finest parts! why do they always forget "the legend of Lylah Clare" perhaps her finest latter days performance and screen third-rate thriller like this one.First,how can we believe the male characters are students (Guy Madison was 33 at the time!!!) ??The psychological side (the bad guy who is a good one after all;it's not his fault,he is mentally ill))is minimal and the screen play predictable .If like me you are looking for a good Novak part ,you have to move on:her role is just a little more than decorative.This is a male thriller,but do not expect lots of thrills.


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