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Sydney Boehm (screenplay)
Joseph F. Dinneen (story)
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Release Date:
29 January 1955 (Japan) See more »
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Tony Curtis ... Jerry Florea

George Nader ... Edward Gallagher

Julie Adams ... Ellen Gallagher

Jay C. Flippen ... Vincent Concannon

Sal Mineo ... Jerry Florea as a Boy

Jan Merlin ... Andy Norris
Richard Castle ... Skids Radzevich

William Murphy ... Red Flanagan
Kendall Clark ... Sanborn

Don Keefer ... Sherman
Harry Bartell ... Father Bonelli

Tito Vuolo ... Angie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jeff Chandler ... Narrator
Gina Aguglia ... Mrs. Florea (uncredited)
Ronald Anton ... Ted Stewart (uncredited)
Peter Avarmo ... Hymie Weiner (uncredited)
John S. Barratt ... Driver (uncredited)
Nicky Blair ... Clerk (uncredited)
Ted Bliss ... Clerk (uncredited)
Edward F. Bowers ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
William Brackman ... Guard (uncredited)
Paul Bretanus ... Baby Gallagher (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Man (uncredited)
Charles Buswell ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
Joseph Cammarata ... Ad Lib (uncredited)
Gordon B. Clarke ... Warden (uncredited)
Tom Coleman ... Bit (uncredited)
Hal Conklin ... Jerry's Attorney (uncredited)
William Conley ... Patrolman (uncredited)
John J. Connolly ... Patrolman (uncredited)
Charles J. Conrad ... Clerk (uncredited)
Harry Cooper ... Driver (uncredited)
Henry M. Coughlin ... Patrolman Dexter (uncredited)
John F. Dacey ... Tom (uncredited)

Sayre Dearing ... Hoodlum Leaving Phone Booth (uncredited)
Kem Dibbs ... Second Policeman (uncredited)
James Diorio ... Bystander (uncredited)
Paul Dubov ... Bandit Leader (uncredited)
Sam Finn ... Bit (uncredited)
Diane Flaherty ... Patricia - Age 8 (uncredited)
William Flannery ... Radio Room Policeman (uncredited)

Carl Frank ... Judge Manning (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Ad Lib (uncredited)
Grant Gordon ... Dr. Moreno (uncredited)

Joe Gray ... Mobster (uncredited)
Herbert Gross ... Owner (uncredited)
Claudia Hall ... Maggie (uncredited)

Chuck Hamilton ... Policeman (uncredited)
Kathleen Hooper ... Bit (uncredited)
John Hormel ... Jewelry Ad Lib (uncredited)
Helen Keeton ... Jewelry Ad Lib (uncredited)

Elizabeth Kerr ... Governess (uncredited)
Manuel P. Kurland ... Driver (uncredited)
Scott Lee ... First Detective (uncredited)
Peter Leeds ... Harris (uncredited)
Carey Loftin ... Policeman (uncredited)
Robert Lynn ... Jury Foreman (uncredited)
Edmund M. MacClosky ... Reporter (uncredited)
Helen Mayon ... Clerk (uncredited)
Robert F. McElroy ... Court Bailiff (uncredited)
James McGah ... Bus Driver (uncredited)
Edward McNally ... Truck Helper / Prison Guard (uncredited)
Joe McTurk ... Stanley (uncredited)
Doris Meade ... Jail Visitor (uncredited)

Harold Miller ... Jail Visitor (uncredited)
Carl Moore ... Reporter (uncredited)
Dan Moynihan ... Detective (uncredited)
John J. Muldoon ... Radio Dispatcher (uncredited)
Mary Newton ... Clerk (uncredited)

William H. O'Brien ... Member of Grand Jury (uncredited)
Carl O'Bryan ... Clerk (uncredited)
Robert Paolucci ... Ad Lib (uncredited)
Kenneth Patterson ... Inspector J.L. Walsh (uncredited)
Pennachi ... Dice Game Ad Lib (uncredited)
Vincent Perry ... Elder (uncredited)
Michael F. Powers ... Radio Car at Bridge (uncredited)
Joseph Quaranta ... Mr. Florea (uncredited)
George Ramsey ... Charlie (uncredited)
Harry Raven ... Ad Lib (uncredited)
John Regan ... Patrolman (uncredited)
Edward Richardson ... Reporter (uncredited)
Di Di Roberts ... Jail visitor (uncredited)
Kenny Roberts ... Red Flanagan as a Boy (uncredited)
Nandy Robie ... Woman (uncredited)
Charles F. Roche ... Radio Room Bit (uncredited)
William Ryan ... Examination Room Bit (uncredited)

Cosmo Sardo ... Clerk (uncredited)
Frank E. Sawin Jr. ... Mailman (uncredited)

Anabel Shaw ... Virginia Stewart (uncredited)
Edward R. Skrickus ... Dispatcher (uncredited)
James Stone ... George Russell (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Member of Grand Jury (uncredited)
Janice Thomas ... Patricia - Age 5 (uncredited)
Clifford F. Tobey ... Policeman (uncredited)
Larry Turner ... Howard Stewart (uncredited)
Charles Victor ... Clerk (uncredited)
Jean Goodale Wales ... Nurse Caddy (uncredited)
Robert T. Walley ... Dennis (uncredited)
Roger White ... Policeman (uncredited)
Howard Wright ... Judge (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph Pevney 
Writing credits
Sydney Boehm (screenplay)

Joseph F. Dinneen (story "They Stole $25,000,000 - And Got Away with It")

Produced by
Aaron Rosenberg .... producer
Original Music by
Frank Skinner (uncredited)
Herman Stein (uncredited)
Cinematography by
William H. Daniels 
Film Editing by
Russell F. Schoengarth 
Art Direction by
Robert Clatworthy 
Alexander Golitzen 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
Ruby R. Levitt 
Costume Design by
Jay A. Morley Jr. 
Makeup Department
Joan St. Oegger .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
Production Management
Richard McWhorter .... unit production manager (as Vic McWhorter)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Russ Haverick .... assistant director (as Russ Maverick)
Ronald R. Rondell .... assistant director (as Ronnie Rondell)
Sound Department
William Anderson .... sound editor
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Ray Craddock .... sound editor
Joe Lapis .... sound
A.I. Todd .... sound editor
Joe Gray .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
Casting Department
Phil Benjamin .... casting
Music Department
Joseph Gershenson .... music supervisor
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Other crew
Leon Charles .... dialogue director
Dan Moynihan .... technical advisor
Luanna Sherman .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

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96 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.00 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Australia:A | Finland:(Banned) (1955) | Sweden:15 | UK:A | USA:Approved (certificate #17150) | West Germany:16 (f)

Did You Know?

Sammy Davis Jr. lost an eye in an automobile accident en-route to the recording studio to record vocals for this film.See more »
Jerry Florea:Two things I can never be, Mrs. Gallagher. That's a father...and a citizen of my country.See more »
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Incorrigible, but charming, 7 October 2013
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

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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