Three San Quentin escapees (Penny, Hastings and Morgan) kill a cop in a gas-station holdup. Wounded, Morgan flees through black-shadowed streets to the handiest refuge: with former cellmate Steve Lacey, who's paroled, with a new life and lovely wife, and can't afford to be caught associating with old cronies. But homicide detective Sims wants to use Steve to help him catch Penny and Hastings, who in turn extort his help in a bank job. Is there no way out for Steve?
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Before your shocked eyes--the city blasted SIN-SIDE OUT!
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Did You Know?
According to TCM Noir Alley, one of André De Toth
's greatest talents as a Director was his extraordinary instinct for casting. His films often featured actors appearing in unexpected roles that, in hindsight, seem inspired. For example, Gene Nelson
, well known song-and-dance man, makes his only detour into Film Noir in Crime Wave as lead Steve Lacey. See more
When Gat Morgan comes to Steve and Ellen Laceys' apartment he brandishes a Smith & Wesson .38 special with a 2.5" barrel. When Steve's parole officer arrives detective Lt. Sims holds and hands the gun that Steve Lacey took from Morgan to parole officer O'Keefe. The revolver now has a 4" barrel and appears to be a Colt Police Positive. See more
How come the smart guys are inside and the dopes outside?
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Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Doris Day
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