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Four bandits swoop down on a California bank and flee with $98,000, leaving a truck as the only clue to their identity. Jane Hartman, bank secretary, recognizes the truck as one on which her... See more »

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Jane Hartman
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Tony Andrews
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Charlie Hartman
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Inspector J.L. Weber
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Mr. Gibbs
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Randall
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Centerville Sheriff
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Police Garage Mechanic
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Sidney Blue
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Captain Mike Gonzalez
Harry Fleischmann ...
Captain Bosen
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Pop Stebbins
Max Hoffman Jr. ...
Motorcycle Officer Sam Moore
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Bank Teller
Jane Dewey ...
Mother at Restaurant
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Boy at Restaurant
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Cora, diner owner
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Bank Guard Riley
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Bank President Wales
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Bus Conductor (uncredited)
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Bank Customer (uncredited)
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Bank Customer (uncredited)
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Bank Customer (uncredited)
Allen Fox ...
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
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Mosher - Hardware Storekeeper (uncredited)
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Deputy (uncredited)
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Garage Watchman (uncredited)
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Radio Actor (segment "Uncle Toby") (uncredited)
Lew Kelly ...
Farmer (uncredited)
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Boy With Wagon (uncredited)
Frank Meredith ...
2nd Officer (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Ted Oliver ...
1st Officer (uncredited)
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Officer Mack McKelway (uncredited)
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Bank Customer (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Dick Rush ...
Metzger (uncredited)
Guy Usher ...
Detective at Mosher's (uncredited)
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Waitress at Restaurant (uncredited)
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Police Dispatcher (uncredited)
John Ward ...
Johnson (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Dorothy White ...
Bank Customer (uncredited)
Charles Williams ...
Hardware Wholesaler (uncredited)
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Lafe, Centerville Storekeeper (uncredited)

Directed by

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Kurt Neumann

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Laura Perelman ... (screenplay) and
S.J. Perelman ... (screenplay)
 
Robert Ray ... (based on a story by)

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Gerard Carbonara ... (uncredited)
Floyd Morgan ... (uncredited)

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William C. Mellor

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Stuart Gilmore

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Hans Dreier
William Flannery

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Mel Epstein ... assistant director
Richard Harlan ... assistant director (uncredited)
Harold Hurley ... assistant director (uncredited)

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A.E. Freudeman ... interior decorator

Sound Department

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Don Johnson ... sound recordist
Gene Merritt ... sound recordist

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Boris Morros ... musical director
Victor Young ... composer: stock music (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

Four bandits swoop down on a California bank and flee with $98,000, leaving a truck as the only clue to their identity. Jane Hartman, bank secretary, recognizes the truck as one on which her brother Charles worked. Fleeing to her brother, she is trapped by the gang, composed of its master-mind, Gibbs, Sidney, a gunman, and Randall, a blackballed airplane pilot. Under threat of bodily harm to her brother, she lures truck-driver Tony Andrews to the hideout, and he is forced to help them in their escape attempt. Written by Les Adams

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Taglines HOW DID HE GET AWAY WITH IT! (original poster - all caps) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Cilada do Acaso (Brazil)
  • Uma Cilada do Acaso (Brazil)
  • Rædselsnatten (Denmark)
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  • 82 min
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Trivia One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its initial television presentation took place in Chicago Wednesday 14 January 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2). Not exactly a frequent flyer, nearly a half year later, it was once again taken out of the vault and enjoyed its first airing in Omaha 2 June 1959 on KETV (Channel 7), and, another half year later, in Minneapolis 29 November 1959 on WTCN (Channel 11), in Milwaukee 5 December 1959 on WITI (Channel 6), in St. Louis 16 December 1959 on KMOX (Channel 4), in Detroit 10 January 1960 on WJBK (Channel 2), in Toledo 31 January 1960 on WTOL (Channel 11), and, finally, in New York City 20 July 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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