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The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery (1959)

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A gang's plans for a St. Louis bank robbery are complicated when the sister of one of the thieves starts voicing her well-founded suspicions.

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George Fowler
Crahan Denton ...
John Egan
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Gino
James Dukas ...
Willie
Molly McCarthy ...
Ann
Martha Gable ...
Eddie's Wife
Larry Gerst ...
Eddie
Boyd Williams ...
W.H. Dalton - Bank Officer
Frank Novotny ...
Pat - Ann's Boyfriend
Nell Roberts ...
Salvation Army Woman
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Police Dispatcher
May Kohn ...
Bank Cashier
Jay Elliot ...
Car Salesman
Robert Klauss ...
Phone Repairman
Barney Barnett ...
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George Fowler is drawn into a gang planning to rob a bank in St. Louis that they expect will have a $100,000 on hand on an upcoming Friday. George is drawn into the plan as the gang's driver by Gino, an old girlfriend's older brother. As the gang goes about its planning, George and Gino have to find a way to live for the next two weeks and they turn to Gino's sister, Ann, for help. George is hoping to go back to college and the money he would make would go a long way to helping him do that. Not trusting George to keep his nerve, the gang's leader John Egan moves him to the inside, but the robbery doesn't go off as planned. Written by garykmcd

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Never before in Police annals! Never before in film history!

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Crime | Drama

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10 September 1959 (USA)  »

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The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery  »

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This story is based on a true incident. Many of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police officers and bank employees play themselves doing what they did during the actual robbery. See more »

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Referenced in Steve McQueen: The King of Cool (1998) See more »

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Yet Another Z-Grade "Crime-Doesn't-Pay" Flick
5 December 2013 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

If you were to ask me, I'd definitely say that the word "Great" really ought to be forever deleted (like, pronto!) from this shoddy film's title, 'cause once you see what a ridiculously bungled job that this "St. Louis" bank robbery was you'll clearly realize that it was anything but great.... (Unless, of course, the word "great" is used in reference to what a laughable mess the whole criminal operation was from start to finish)

If you're like me, you'll quickly find this 1959 Crime/Drama so fricking amateurish (on every level) that you'll swear it was an Ed Wood production.

I thought "St. Louis" story sucked, the acting stank, and the dialog puked. About the only thing in this totally lame picture that sparked any of my interest were the spiffy, vintage automobiles. Yeah. They were very cool.

Had this picture's running time of 90 minutes been edited down to, say, 60 minutes, then, yes, perhaps that might have helped things somewhat by moving the story along at a much quicker and more lively pace.

But, as it stood (especially with its intense focus on the super-dumb romance that took place between Steve McQueen's character, George Fowler, and Ann, a real dizzy, small-town bimbo), this film lost my interest long before the robbery actually took place (which didn't happen until the last 15 minutes of the story). And by that time I was too bored and tired to care what the hell happened to anybody or who ended up double-crossing who.

Filmed in b&w, this movie was directed by Charles Guggenheim, a dude who was noted for his documentaries.


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