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The Wrong Road (1937)

Passed | | Crime, Drama | 11 October 1937 (USA)
A young unmarried couple whose plans for their life together haven't turned out as expected decide to rob the bank where the husband works of $100,000, then hide the money in a safe place ... See full summary »

Director:

James Cruze

Writers:

Gordon Rigby (screenplay), Eric Taylor (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Richard Cromwell ... Jimmy Caldwell
Helen Mack ... Ruth Holden
Lionel Atwill ... Mike Roberts
Horace McMahon ... Blackie Clayton (as Horace MacMahon)
Russ Powell Russ Powell ... Chief Ira Foster
Billy Bevan ... McLean
Marjorie Main ... Martha Foster
Rex Evans Rex Evans ... Victor J. Holbrook
Joseph Crehan ... District Attorney
Arthur Hoyt ... Beamish
Syd Saylor ... Big Hobo
Selmer Jackson ... Judge
Chester Clute ... Dan O'Fearna
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A young unmarried couple whose plans for their life together haven't turned out as expected decide to rob the bank where the husband works of $100,000, then hide the money in a safe place and return for it after they serve out their sentences. All goes according to plan until they get out of prison, when they find that they're being trailed by an insurance investigator and the husband's old cellmate, who has decided that he wants a cut of the money. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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When the couple go to see Mr Holbrook after the auction, the position of his arm on the back of the chair changes between shots. See more »

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Give Me a Break!
25 April 2007 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I believe a film ought to have at least a modicum of credibility. This is preposterous. It has a pair of spoiled, previously rich kids, stealing a hundred thousand dollars from a bank where the young man works. First of all, how could people running such a business be so stupid. Secondly, they pull the whole thing off and then turn themselves in. You see, they are going to do their time and then return for the money at a later time. Of course, they put the money in a music box which is shipped to Chicago. Why didn't they just hide it somewhere nearby. Since they weren't going to turn themselves in for a while, why not find a good hiding place. It couldn't be that hard. They do a couple of quick years in the joint, then are paroled because of the intervention of a police detective who is chasing the money. He is willing to pardon them if they return the money (more stupidity) because they seem like nice kids. I wonder what he would have done for some poor sap on the street. Anyway, it gets hokier and hokier. An acquaintance of the young man from prison gets into the act. Despite repeated offers to get off the hook, the young man flights to the bloody end to keep the money. It's too much to even respond to. It's like a training film for idiots.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1937 (USA) See more »

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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