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Plunder Road (1957)

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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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gold | train | police | rain | heist | See more »

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Crime of the century!

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Crime | Film-Noir | Drama

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5 December 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Camino del oro  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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When they take the gold-fitted car out of the garage, the crew can be seen in detail in its reflection. See more »

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A tight, tense, no-frills thriller
27 April 2001 | by (Western New York) – See all my reviews

Plunder Road is an object lesson in what can be done with a low-budget and a stripped-down script. The opening moments, at night under a hard rain, are disorienting, swift, and all but silent. A gang of highwaymen has plotted to rob a train of its gold-bullion cargo. Successful, its members split off onto three separate routes to what they hope will be prosperous freedom. The movie follows them dispassionately as they individually reckon with their fates. This is a marvel of action and economy -- one of the most enjoyable offerings from late in the cycle of film noir.


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