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Plunder Road (1957)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Film-Noir, Drama  |  5 December 1957 (USA)
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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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Crime | Film-Noir | Drama

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5 December 1957 (USA)  »

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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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Good 50s crime thriller
22 August 2003 | by (Melbourne , Australia) – See all my reviews

Once again , I'm surprised by the lack of interest in such a good film . A gang of gold robbers melt down a haul of the precious metal to make some very pricey bumpers for their Cadillac . The climax is sensational . An interesting idea (particularly the ending)- well written , well directed and well played by all concerned . Keeps you glued to the screen from start to finish . If you're looking for a good 50s crime thriller this is it .


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