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Armored Car Robbery (1950)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 8 June 1950 (USA)
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!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Code 3-A 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

Final film of Anne Nagel. See more »

Quotes

Ryan: [On the phone] We hit pay dirt. The gal in question is Yvonne LeDoux, a bur-le-q queen workin' out of the Bijou Theater, but that's not all. She's also the widow of the late Benny McBride'
Lt. Jim Cordell: Benny's wife, huh?
Ryan: You should see her workin' clothes Imagine a dish like this married to a mug like Benny McBride... the naked and the dead.
Lt. Jim Cordell: Very funny.
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Third Street Dance
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Music by Roy Webb
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Showcase for William Talman
22 January 2003 | by herbqediSee all my reviews

Remembered mostly as Hamilton Berger, TV's Perry Mason's opponent always doomed to fail, William Talman radiates with star quality as the anti-hero in this taut programmer. With few words and with no fanfare, Talman etches a finely tuned portrayal of a brainy and fussy gangster. The man is a portrait of self-discipline and clean-living except that he is a crook. Charles McGraw does well as his adversary, the detective, but it's Talman who captures our imagination and leaves indelible imprint on our minds as the meticulous crook who has figured out everything to the most infinitessimal detail. There's just one thing he doesn't know: this is an early 50's movie, so his character must learn that crime doesn't pay!


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