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After being released from prison, notorious thief Roy Earle is hired by his old boss to help a group of inexperienced criminals plan and carry out the robbery of a California resort.

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Marie
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Roy Earle
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'Babe'
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'Red'
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Velma
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'Doc' Banton
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Pa
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Healy
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Mrs. Baughmam
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Jake Kranmer
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Ma (as Elizabeth Risdon)
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Louis Mendoza
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Big Mac
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Mr. Baughmam
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Blonde
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Algernon
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Ed
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Pfiffer
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Art
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Lon Preiser (as John Elredge)
Sam Hayes ...
Announcer
Zero the Dog ...
'Pard' (as Zero)
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Bus Driver (uncredited)
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Farmer at the Earle Homestead (uncredited)
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Margie - Joe's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Peter Ashley ...
Young Man at Auto Accident (uncredited)
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Circle Auto Court Owner (uncredited)
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Deputy (uncredited)
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Sheriff (uncredited)
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Brunette with Bob (uncredited)
Eddy Chandler ...
Policeman at Auto Accident (uncredited)
Davison Clark ...
Deputy (uncredited)
Richard Clayton ...
Bellboy at the Robbery (uncredited)
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Policeman George Asking for ID (uncredited)
Frank Cordell ...
Slim - Marksman (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
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Hotel Watchman (uncredited)
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Fisherman (uncredited)
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John - Druggist (uncredited)
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Bob - Tourist at Robbery (uncredited)
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Man with Glasses at Auto Accident (uncredited)
Al Lloyd ...
Man in Auto Court Office (uncredited)
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Gangster Greeting Earle at Prison (uncredited)
Gerald Mackey ...
Boy Going Fishing (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
Garry Owen ...
Joe - Velma's Guest (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ...
Policeman Henry Holden at Drugstore (uncredited)
Paul Power ...
Observer at Accident (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
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Tom the Fat Man at Drugstore (uncredited)
Paul Stathes ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Buster Wiles ...
Marksman Who Shoots Roy Earle (uncredited)
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Blonde at Auto Accident (uncredited)
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Woman Behind Counter (uncredited)

Directed by

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Raoul Walsh

Written by

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John Huston ... (screen play) and
W.R. Burnett ... (screen play)
 
W.R. Burnett ... (from a novel by)

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Mark Hellinger ... associate producer
Hal B. Wallis ... executive producer

Music by

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Adolph Deutsch

Cinematography by

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Tony Gaudio ... director of photography

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Jack Killifer ... film editor

Art Direction by

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Ted Smith

Costume Design by

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Milo Anderson ... (gowns)

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Perc Westmore ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Jack L. Warner ... in charge of production

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Russell Saunders ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Dolph Thomas ... sound

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Byron Haskin ... special effects
Hans F. Koenekamp ... special effects (as H.F. Koenekamp)

Stunts

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Roydon Clark ... stunts (uncredited)
Harvey Parry ... stunts (uncredited)
Waldo ... stunts: base jump (uncredited)
Buster Wiles ... stunt double: Humphrey Bogart (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Leo F. Forbstein ... musical director
Louis Kaufman ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Arthur Lange ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Irving Rapper ... dialogue director
Eddie Hall ... stand-in: Alan Curtis (uncredited)
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  • Warner Bros. (presents) (A Warner Bros.-First National Picture)

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Plot Summary

Roy 'Mad Dog' Earle is broken out of prison by an old associate who wants him to help with an upcoming robbery. When the robbery goes wrong and a man is shot and killed Earle is forced to go on the run, and with the police and an angry press hot on his tail he eventually takes refuge among the peaks of the Sierra Nevadas, where a tense siege ensues. But will the Police make him regret the attachments he formed with two women during the brief planning of the robbery. Written by Mark Thompson

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Also Known As
  • Haute Sierra (France)
  • La grande évasion (France)
  • El último refugio (Spain)
  • Una pallottola per Roy (Italy)
  • Visoka sijera (Serbia)
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  • 100 min
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Budget $455,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia "Pard" played by "Zero the Dog" was Humphrey Bogart's dog in real life. See more »
Goofs When Roy Earle leaves Indiana, he's driving a 1937 Plymouth coupe. As he's approaching California, the car is a 1938 (similar to the '37 but shorter, wider grille). Later, it changes back to the '37, then to the '38 again. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Roadblock (1951). See more »
Soundtracks I Get a Kick out of You (1934) See more »
Crazy Credits "Pard" as Portrayed By "Zero" See more »
Quotes Roy Earle: I wouldn't give you two cents for a dame without a temper.
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