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Highway 301 (1950)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1 December 1950 (USA)
Led by a psychotic killer, a vicious gang of armed robbers terrorizes Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina, robbing banks and payrolls and murdering anyone who might identify them

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Complete credited cast:
... George Legenza
... Mary Simms
... Lee Fontaine (as Gaby Andre)
... Detective Sgt. Truscott / Narrator
... William B. 'Bill' Phillips
... Robert 'Bobby' Mais
... Madeline Welton
... Herbie Brooks
... Noyes Hinton
William P. Lane Jr. ... Maryland Governor William P. Lane Jr. (as Governor William P. Lane Jr.)
John S. Battle ... Virginia Governor John. S. Battle (as Gov. John S. Battle)
W. Kerr Scott ... North Carolina Governor W. Kerr Scott (as Governor W. Kerr Scott)
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Led by a psychotic killer, a vicious gang of armed robbers terrorizes Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina, robbing banks and payrolls and murdering anyone who might identify them

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The Whole Blazing Story of the Tri-State Murder Mob! (original poster) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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1 December 1950 (USA)  »

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The Two Million Dollar Bank Robbery  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The armored car robbery took place on the ramp to the second floor parking lot in the back of Union Station. See more »

Goofs

After the bank robbery, a police officer finds the getaway car and calls it in to his headquarters by radio, using the call sign "KMA 367". The robbery takes place in North Carolina, but the "KMA 367" call sign--assigned by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)--is for the Los Angeles (CA) Police Dept. Call signs beginning with "K" are issued to departments on the West Coast, not the East Coast; East Coast departments are issued call signs beginning with "W". See more »

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[last lines]
Detective Sgt. Truscott: You cannot be kind to congenital criminals like these. They would show you no mercy. Let them feel the full impact of the law.
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Referenced in Kenjû 0 gô (1959) See more »

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"Don't dance with strangers or talk to anyone with a mustache."
4 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

A gang of well-dressed armed robbers, unimaginatively dubbed the Tri-State Outfit by police, go on a crime spree across three states. The opening bit with the real governors of Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina giving speeches about law & order will have you rolling your eyes. But stay with this one because it does get better. Steve Cochran is great as the cold-blooded leader of the gang. Robert Webber, Wally Cassell, and Richard Egan are among the other familiar faces in the cast. Lovely actresses Virginia Grey, Gaby André, and Aline Towne pretty things up as molls. Grey's character is a radio junkie, which leads to some funny moments. I liked the location scenery and the cars, fashions, and architecture of the period. It's a well-paced B crime picture with lots of grit and some atmosphere. Cheesy at times and never anything deep but it is solid entertainment. Were it not for the corny "crime does not pay" messages, this one would probably be more well-known and liked.


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