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Concrete Jungle (1960)

The Criminal (original title)
In UK, after pulling a racetrack robbery, repeat offender Johnny Bannion hides the loot in a farmer's field but the police and the local mob come looking for Johnny and for the money.

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Johnny Bannion
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Mike Carter
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Frank Saffron
Margit Saad ...
Suzanne
Jill Bennett ...
Maggie
Rupert Davies ...
Edwards
Laurence Naismith ...
Mr. Town
John Van Eyssen ...
Formby
Noel Willman ...
Prison Governor
Derek Francis ...
Priest
Redmond Phillips ...
Prison Doctor
Kenneth J. Warren ...
Clobber (as Kenneth Warren)
Patrick Magee ...
Barrows
Robert Adams ...
Judas
Kenneth Cope ...
Kelly
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An ex-con who's taken part in the robbery of a racetrack is caught and sent back to prison, but he won't tell his fellow gang members where he's stashed the loot. The gang kidnaps his girlfriend and has him tortured in prison in an effort to find out where the money is. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The toughest picture ever made in Britain!

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13 September 1960 (UK)  »

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Concrete Jungle  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Feature film debut of Derek Francis. See more »

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Soundtracks

Prison Ballad (Thieving Boy)
Music by John Dankworth (uncredited)
Lyrics by Alun Owen (uncredited)
Sung by Cleo Laine
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Gripping from start to finish
21 March 2001 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Joseph Losey does a superb job of directing cinema-verite'-style from start to finish. From the moment Cleo Laine sings Thieving Boy over the opening credits, I knew I was in for a special experience. Stanley Baker spent a career delivering some of the most haunting criminal characterizations of all time, and this is one of his all-time best. Patrick Magee is memorable in a minor supporting role. An incredible gritty film.


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