Jessie is an aging career criminal who has been in more jails, fights, schemes, and lineups than just about anyone else. His son Vito, while currently on the straight and narrow, has had a fairly shady past and is indeed no stranger to illegal activity. They both have great hope for Adam, Vito's son and Jessie's grandson, who is bright, good-looking, and without a criminal past. So when Adam approaches Jessie with a scheme for a burglary he's shocked, but not necessarily uninterested. Written by
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There's nothing like a good robbery... to bring a family together.
Did You Know?
The production notes for this picture stated that Sidney Lumet
benefited from a core group of crew members, with whom he tries to work, whenever possible. Lumet said: "Working with familiar crews, I have my own shorthand. They're used to my tempo and I'm used to theirs. It's enormously helpful". See more
Adam said he went to college on a Westinghouse Scholarship, one of only 6 students to win one. The Westinghouse Science Talent Search selects 10 students per year, not 6. First prize is a $20,000 scholarship; second and third prize is $15,000. Needless to say, the prizes do not pay for the student's entire 4 years of college. See more
Come on. Let's pay our respects to the grieving widow before she falls flat on her face, drunk.
Red Roses for a Blue Lady
Written by Roy C. Bennett
and Sid Tepper See more