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Director:
Writers:
Stirling Silliphant (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
10 June 1955 (USA) See more »
Plot:
Four vets attending college on the GI Bill and a cabaret singer try to rob a Rno Casino and pull off the perfect crime. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Madison's five See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Guy Madison ... Al Mercer

Kim Novak ... Kay Greylek

Brian Keith ... Brick
Alvy Moore ... Roy

Kerwin Mathews ... Ronnie

William Conrad ... Eric Berg
Jack Dimond ... Francis Spiegelbauer
Jean Willes ... Virginia
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adelle August ... Bit (uncredited)
George Brand ... Jack Roper (uncredited)
Thom Carney ... Young Guard (uncredited)
Bill Catching ... Cop (uncredited)
George Cisar ... Casino Guard (uncredited)
Chuck Courtney ... Boy (uncredited)
Frank Gerstle ... Robbery Suspect (uncredited)

Kathryn Grant ... Jean, Young Woman in Nightclub (uncredited)
Tom Greenway ... Police Lt. Anderson (uncredited)
Jo Ann Greer ... Kay Greylek (singing voice) (uncredited)
Geraldine Hall ... Cashier (uncredited)
Mark Hanna ... Brad Lacey (uncredited)
Pete Kellett ... Lift Operator (uncredited)
John Larch ... Police Detective (uncredited)
Jana Mason ... Bit (uncredited)
Carroll McComas ... Mrs. Valent (uncredited)
Don Oreck ... Young Man (uncredited)
Robert Sampson ... Boy (uncredited)
Hugh Sanders ... Pat Winters (uncredited)
Robert F. Simon ... Old Guard (uncredited)
Marjorie Stapp ... Girl (uncredited)
John Zaremba ... Robert Fenton (uncredited)

Directed by
Phil Karlson 
 
Writing credits
Stirling Silliphant (screenplay) &
William Bowers (screenplay) &
John Barnwell (screenplay)

Jack Finney (magazine story)

Frank Tashlin  uncredited

Produced by
Helen Ainsworth .... associate producer
John Barnwell .... producer
Stirling Silliphant .... producer
 
Original Music by
George Duning 
 
Cinematography by
Lester White (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jerome Thoms 
 
Art Direction by
Robert Peterson 
 
Set Decoration by
Frank Tuttle 
 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Milton Feldman .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
John P. Livadary .... recording supervisor (as John Livadary)
Harry Smith .... sound
 
Stunts
Bill Catching .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Morris Stoloff .... conductor
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
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84 min
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
First filmed screenplay for writer/screenwriter Stirling Silliphant.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: At one point Ronnie talks about how the archaeologist Schliemann "dug up the ruins of Troy in Greece." Troy was in Asia Minor, in modern Turkey, not in Greece.See more »
Quotes:
Roy:I've just rubbed the queen of spades so hard I've turned it into a jack.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Graduate (1967)See more »
Soundtrack:
Angry CricketSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Madison's five, 18 November 2011
Author: dbdumonteil

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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