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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Did You Know?
A few seconds of footage in Crime Wave are borrowed from Gun Crazy
(1950). When suspects are rounded up following the attack on the gas station, there are police cars stopping by the entrance of a police station and letting out their suspects. This piece of footage can be seen in Gun Crazy
(1950) aka Deadly Is The Female just after the payroll holdup, when police launch their dragnet. The police cars in this sequence are 1948 Fords, not the 1952 Fords seen in the newly filmed footage. 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
Think about that wife of yours, Steve. You can't afford to make any mistakes.
Bringing in the Sheaves
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