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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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Release Date:

5 December 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Camino del oro  »

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A crew member rushes to the side of the road (and hides behind a bush) right after the tanker drives off the roadblock where one of the gang members has been shot by the police. See more »

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An Odd-But-Interesting Film Noir
2 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is another of those "Poverty Row" film noirs, a crime movie made on a low budget but yet decently acted and certainly entertaining.

Gene Raymond and Elisha Cook Jr. are known actors to classic film buffs but the rest of the cast may not be too familiar. There is no one star in this film anyway but all give good performances, particularly Raymond, the most interesting member of the gang.

The weak link of the film, at least to me, was the ending...but I give it points for originality. Overall, the story was a simple one, but oddly told. I say that because the important things that happened in the film (the arrests of the criminals, for one thing) would be glossed over quickly while minor things would be detailed longer than necessary. Despite that, the film was interesting thanks to good dialog, realism on the part of the characters and the short running time (73 minutes). Hope to see it on DVD some day.


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