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A government agent goes under cover in prison to gain confidence with a wanted criminal and get information regarding his gang. The two make an eacape and the agent pretends to be a loyal confidant aiding the criminal in recuperating after he is shot in the escape. In the midst of this, the agent meets the criminal's sister, who is looking to just visit her brother, viewing him through rose colored glasses as just a small time crook she can reform and not the dangerous murderer he is in reality. The agent falls for the sister and this adds additional difficulty to his mission. Written by
This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Tuesday 1 January 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Chicago 19 January 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Minneapolis 22 February 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), in Syracuse 25 February 1957 on WHEN (Channel 8), in New York City 8 March 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Seattle 20 March 1957 on KING (Channel 5), in Hartford CT 4 April1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), in Amarillo 10 April 1957 on KFDA (Channel 19), in Portland OR 19 April 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Philadelphia 15 November 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6) and, finally, in San Francisco 14 October 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »
Viewers will recognize The Getaway as a remake of another MGM B picture, Public Hero #1. But another film along similar lines was so much better, that being White Heat.
Still there's no shame in being associated with being with this solid B action film. Robert Sterling plays a youthful FBI agent who goes undercover in prison to arrange an escape for mobster Dan Dailey who heads the infamous River Gang the FBI wants to nail. Sterling is to infiltrate and find the gang's hideout.
Dailey has the Cody Jarrett role here and while he's not nuts with a mother complex like James Cagney was, he's got some issues. But he's also shrewd and paranoid which is always a deadly combination. Dailey steals this film.
The Getaway was also the film debut of Donna Reed who plays Dan Dailey's sister who unlike Cody Jarrett's mother is seriously trying to reform him. Sterling takes a liking to here. There's also Charles Winninger a doctor with a thirst problem who I wouldn't let near me with a scalpel. Winninger has an interesting way of collecting his fees.
Good action film with a nice climactic shootout.
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