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Plunder Road (1957)

Approved | | Crime, Film-Noir, Drama | 5 December 1957 (USA)
On a dark night of pelting rain, five men stage a well-planned train robbery and get away with a $10 millionr, nine-ton gold shipment. Dividing the massive haul into three concealed truck ... See full summary »

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Cast

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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
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Hazel
Helene Heigh ...
Society Woman
Paul Harber ...
Trooper No. 1
Don Garrett ...
Policeman
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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 millionr, nine-ton gold shipment. Dividing the massive haul into three concealed truck loads, the team 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 All (18) »

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Only a thin white line stood between him and ten million in gold! See more »

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Crime | Film-Noir | Drama

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5 December 1957 (USA)  »

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Camino del oro  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A calendar in the gas station where the attendant gets shot, displays "July 1957." The film was released that fall. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Eddie Harris: [Commando and Frankie laugh after pulling off the heist] Before we start congratulating ourselves let's remember we've still got 900 miles to go, 900 miles to every cop between here and the coast, and you laugh it up like a couple of clowns.
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A competently made and engaging low budget caper flick.
31 December 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Plunder Road" is a low budget crime film with a few familiar faces...and many unfamiliar ones. The leading men you might not be too familiar to you, as the once pretty Gene Raymond and Wayne MOrris are a bit older and more rugged in this film--and I actually think this makes them more believable and I liked their work late in their career. Another one of the crooks is Elisha Cook--a very familiar character actor.

The story is pretty familiar because caper movies were VERY popular during that era. A group of masked robbers bump off a shipment of gold on a train and their planning is meticulous. However, true to most caper films, things start to fall apart during the getaway. The gang is split into teams and one by one, things start to happen to the teams.

Overall, a well directed and interesting cheap film noir flick-- worth seeing if you like the genre and quite engaging. Not among the best of its type (such as "Asphalt Jungle", "The Killing", "Rififi" or "Grand Slam")....but still quite nice.


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