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On a dark night of pelting rain, five men stage a well-planned train robbery and get away with a 10,000,000 dollar, nine-ton gold shipment. Dividing the massive haul into three concealed ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Raymond ...
Eddie Harris
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Fran Werner
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Commando Munson
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Skeets Jonas
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Roly Adams
Steven Ritch ...
Frankie Chardo
Naura Hayden ...
Hazel (as Nora Hayden)
Helene Heigh ...
Society Woman
Paul Harber ...
Trooper No. 1
Don Garrett ...
Policeman
Michael Fox ...
Smog Officer / Narrator
Richard Newton ...
Guard No. 2
Charles J. Conrad ...
Trooper No. 2 (as Charles Conrad)
Jim Canino ...
Tibbs
Robin Riley ...
Don
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On a dark night of pelting rain, five men stage a well-planned train robbery and get away with a 10,000,000 dollar, nine-ton gold shipment. Dividing the massive haul into three concealed truck loads, the team (only one of them a professional thief) make a would-be inconspicuous escape across country to what they hope will be a perfect getaway... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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5 December 1957 (USA)  »

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Camino del oro  »

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They Drive By Night...and drive...and drive...
9 July 2011 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

This is a driving movie. I don't mean compelling, I mean driving, as in trucks driving and driving, which takes up about an hour of the picture (it is 72 minutes long). It is about a train robbery by five pretty savvy dudes, among them Gene Raymond, Wayne Morris and Elisha Cook, Jr. We learn that they have been around the block, with some considerable jail time among them.

And so, after the robbery they drive. Nothing of note happens except a few isolated incidents, wherein the group is reduced to two. The incidents are so innocuous that you hardly notice, so ordinary and lacking in tension is the storyline.

The ending is fairly good, but by that time you have been so numbed by the preceding 68 minutes that it's a nice feeling to get the whole thing over with. It is a pretty good movie, and that's the best I can say for it. You know that old Show Biz song, "That's Entertainment"? I didn't hear it.


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