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Six Bridges to Cross (1955)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 29 January 1955 (Japan)
The emotional story of a lifelong friendship between a Boston rookie cop and a young street-wise delinquent.

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Skids Radzevich
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Angie
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Youth gang leader Jerry Florea is shot fleeing from a crime scene by rookie cop Ed Gallagher. Result: "he'll never have children of his own." Ed and Jerry develop a mutually beneficial friendship: Jerry gets the benefit of the doubt, Ed gets information that brings him rapid promotion. As years and jail terms go by, Ed's friendship with this likable rogue becomes strained, as hope for his reform dwindles. Can Jerry redeem himself in the end? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Is This The Unsolved Secret Behind the Great $2,500,000 Boston Robbery?


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Five Bridges to Cross  »

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Sammy Davis Jr. lost an eye in an automobile accident en-route to the recording studio to record vocals for this film. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Florea: Two things I can never be, Mrs. Gallagher. That's a father...and a citizen of my country.
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Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 9 January 1955 (1955) See more »

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SIX BRIDGES TO CROSS
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Jeff Chandler
Performed by Sammy Davis Jr.
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Incorrigible, but charming
7 October 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Examing some of Tony Curtis's early starring work I've noticed that while seeing him costume dramas and swashbucklers has to be taken with a grain of salt, his work in modern setting films is very good. A really fine example is this film Six Bridges To Cross where Tony plays a young hood who forms a curious symbiotic relationship with a cop that shot him.

The cop is young patrolman George Nader who spots Sal Mineo leaving with his gang of youths from a warehouse robbery. After Mineo refuses to halt Nader shoots and wounds him. The shot went to the source of life and leaves him sterile.

Mineo and later Curtis have a certain charm to the character they play and he holds no grudges against Nader. In fact Nader tries to give Curtis every kind of break he can, but Curtis is an incorrigible criminal who is convinced he's smarter than most of the world.

Later on Curtis pulls a huge payroll robbery based on the Brinks case in Boston and Nader's relationship with Curtis is called into question. Which only resolves Nader to nail him once and for all.

Curtis is perfectly cast in this urban drama, his city diction and manner are suited perfectly for this role. Nader plays the earnest young cop who is caught between trying to give a man he permanently maimed a break and his duty as a police officer. Julia Adams gives good support to Nader as his wife and sympathetic understanding to Curtis.

Though he has a small role Don Keefer has some great moments as a real weasel of a prosecutor trying to make a career for himself by making out that Nader is corrupt. He's someone you'll love to hate.

Six Bridges To Cross is a wonderful urban drama and perfectly suited for Tony Curtis.


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