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Armored Car Robbery (1950)

A well-planned robbery goes awry, with tough cop Cordell in pursuit.

Director:

Richard Fleischer

Writers:

Earl Felton (screenplay), Gerald Drayson Adams (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles McGraw ... Lt. Jim Cordell
Adele Jergens ... Yvonne LeDoux
William Talman ... Dave Purvis
Douglas Fowley ... Benny McBride
Steve Brodie ... Al Mapes
Don McGuire ... Detective Danny Ryan
Don Haggerty ... Detective Cuyler
James Flavin ... Police Lt. Phillips
Gene Evans ... William 'Ace' Foster
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Storyline

Dave Purvis takes pride in being unknown to the law, though famed among fellow crooks as a planner He plots a holdup in meticulous detail; but things go wrong, a cop and two robbers are killed, and Purvis hides out with the money while Lieut. Cordell, friend of the dead cop, investigates. Purvis's new getaway plan shows promise, but may have one tiny flaw. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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THE STICK-UP THAT STUNNED THE NATION!


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Code 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The airplane Purvis chartered is a 1941 Beech AT-11 "Kansan", registration N66647. This particular plane was used by the USAAF in WWII, and then sold as surplus to a private firm after the war. This same plane can be seen in Johnny Allegro (1949). See more »

Quotes

Lt. Jim Cordell: Tough break, Marsha.
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Soundtracks

Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are
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Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
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Terrific B noir!
3 December 1998 | by murgieSee all my reviews

By all odds the best B noir I've seen, and I've seen a number of them. William Talman and Charles McGraw are both outstanding as always, and though it may verge on the heretical, I have to say that I prefer Armored Car Robbery to the same director's justly-famous The Narrow Margin, also starring McGraw. About as tough as they come, and all wrapped up in under 70 minutes. Be on the lookout for this to turn up on cable(TCM or AMC), and don't miss it when it does!


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