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I Promised to Pay (1961)
"Payroll" (original title)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  20 May 1962 (USA)
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A vicious gang of crooks plan to steal the wages of a local factory, but their carefully laid plans go wrong, when the factory employs an armoured van to carry the cash. The gang still go ... See full summary »

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A vicious gang of crooks plan to steal the wages of a local factory, but their carefully laid plans go wrong, when the factory employs an armoured van to carry the cash. The gang still go ahead with the robbery, but when the driver of the armoured van is killed in the raid, his wife plans revenge, and with the police closing in, the gang start to turn on each other. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Brilliant... Brutal... Torn from tonight's headlines!

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Despite its Newcastle setting not one character has a genuine "Geordie" (Newcastle/Tyneside) accent. See more »

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Written by Tony Osborne & Norman Newell (uncredited)
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Excellent crime film
17 March 2005 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Something about this film always stayed in my memory, I saw it in the theater when I was oh, 7 years old and the music, the grittiness and the infighting of the gang were some of the items that jumped out at me. Liked the black and white film and remembered the 4 main character names over the years...it was one of the films I've had the hardest time trying to get and I finally got it and added it to my library. No one gets the money, no one really wins anything, even the character Jackie Parker doesn't get any real revenge, sure she gets even with Johnny but it doens't bring back her husband...never get tired of this film and I would like to see others of the same style made around the time.


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