A wall separating the innocent from the guilty is perilously breached when ex-cons mistakenly steal radioactive cobalt, then abandon it. Thinking the cobalt container hides industrial ... See full summary »

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Himself - Host
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Fred Kruger
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Terry
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Carol Brandt
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Al Norman
Simon Scott ...
Durrell
Bob Kelljan ...
Frank Ludden (as Robert Kelljan)
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Otto Brandt
Judd Foster ...
Polson
Renata Vanni ...
The Woman Customer
William Boyett ...
The Radio Operator
Erik Corey ...
The Little Boy
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A wall separating the innocent from the guilty is perilously breached when ex-cons mistakenly steal radioactive cobalt, then abandon it. Thinking the cobalt container hides industrial diamonds, they open it in their front, an auto repair shop, endangering the neighborhood. As they lie low, before fleeing to Mexico, only the youngest of the trio is concerned about the neighbors, especially a female shopkeeper he cares for. Fear mounts, as the mechanic who pried open the Pandora's box, grows ill, and the FBI tracks the radioactivity. Written by David Stevens

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6 December 1963 (USA)  »

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The 400-pound safe is about twice as tall than it is wide. When it is dropped on its face onto the crawler, the crawler wheels are smashed and makes the crawler and the safe immobile. When the forklift smashes into the office, scoops up the safe and withdraws from the office with the safe on the fork, the safe has been turned 90 degrees to fit comfortably onto the two fork prongs even though the two men still in the office could not possibly have shifted the safe 90 degrees. See more »

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Better Than Average
11 August 2015 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Catch that opening hook that sets the stage for what follows. Poor Terry (Robinson) is going blurry-eyed nutzoid with four walls closing around him. Good thing he's not back in prison. It's a highly suspenseful entry, with an especially strong turn by James Gregory as the gang leader who really makes you believe it. I like the way the script fills in important details as it goes along. That adds to interest.

So what is the heist gang going to do with that odd-looking cylinder they stole along with the money. Worse, why is gangster Al's (Fell) hand burning now that he's fooled with it. It's a good imaginative gimmick— (catch Vince Edwards in City of Fear {1959} for similar gripping gimmick). The relationship Terry has with next-door sweetie Carol (Ross) figures nicely into the main plot, and is not just an eye-appealing add-on. Still, the ending is more Hollywood than Hitchcock, and should have been part of Hitch's wrap-up. In my little book, it compromises too much of the tough tone that's gone before. Nonetheless, this is a compelling little suspenser not to be missed.


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