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Louis Vittes (written by) and
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Release Date:
28 June 1959 (USA) See more »
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Three beatniks are brought together to rob an armored car, only to face betrayal from amongst their ranks. | Full synopsis »
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Gregg Palmer ... John Mapes
Kathleen Crowley ... Jeanne Mapes

Edward Platt ... Mr. Tucker / Mr. T
John Lupton ... Ray Miller
Don Sullivan ... George Leland
Vikki Dougan ... Karen, the Waitress

Ned Glass ... Sidney Horner
Robert Shayne ... Lt. Cassidy
Collette Lyons ... Rita Leland
Gene Roth ... Conductor, New York Train

I. Stanford Jolley ... King Invader, Beat Poet
Barbara Drew ... Mrs. Packard
Gloria Moreland ... Bali Dancer
Robert Nash
Peter Brian
Tiger Joe Marsh ... Cop Boarding Train
Byron Foulger ... Conductor, Chicago Train
Grace Field ... Train Gossip
Eddie Foster
Cecil Elliott ... Train Gossip
Michael Ross ... Reporter
Smoki Whitfield ... Train Porter
Carey Loftin
Bobby Gilbert ... Store Clerk
Craig Duncan ... Policeman in Armored Car
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Close ... Police Morgue Attendant (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Man at Train Station (uncredited)

Directed by
Gene Fowler Jr. 
Writing credits
Louis Vittes (written by) (as Lou Vittes) and
Bernard Girard (written by)

Produced by
Phil G. Giriodi .... associate producer
J. William Hayes .... executive producer
Kenneth Kessler .... supervising producer
Earle Lyon .... producer
Original Music by
Paul Dunlap 
Cinematography by
Karl Struss 
Film Editing by
William Austin 
Art Direction by
Dave Milton  (as David Milton)
Set Decoration by
Joseph Kish 
Makeup Department
Emile LaVigne .... makeup artist
Myrl Stoltz .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kenneth Kessler .... assistant director
Art Department
Sam Gordon .... property master
Sound Department
Clarence Peterson .... sound
Special Effects by
Augie Lohman .... special effects
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Roger J. Weinberg .... wardrobe supervisor
Music Department
Paul Dunlap .... conductor
Harry Eisen .... music track editor

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72 min
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Revealing mistakes: Towards the end of the movie, when the policemen are boarding the train in Newark, the film has been mirrored, as can be seen by the word "PACIFIC" (as "CIFICAP") on the right side of the door.See more »
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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Not awful but extremely unentertaining, 16 February 2002
Author: Jeff ( from Jacksonville, FL

This movie isn't as bad as a lot of people make it out to be but is extremely unentertaining and comes off as something you'd see in school to dissuade you from stealing. The plot is about three down and out beatniks who are organized by Edward Platt to steal a million dollars from an armored car. Gregg Palmer as John Mapes is the conscientious "hero" who takes part in the robbery and Kathleen Crowley plays his wife who somehow is taken along for the ride (wouldn't you leave your wife home if you were robbing an armored car?). The action is very dull but does provide an interesting psychological profile. Dissension and paranoia settle in to the gang after the car is robbed and they start to pair off. The movie also features the worst "disguise" in film history as Edward Platt shaves his goatee and proceeds to go completely unnoticed by the members of his gang. Boring and sad but interesting in spots due to the psychology.


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