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Crashout (1955)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1 March 1955 (USA)
The survivors of a prison break set out on an arduous journey to retrieve some loot.

Director:

Lewis R. Foster

Writers:

Hal E. Chester (written for the screen by), Lewis R. Foster (written for the screen by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
William Bendix ... Van Morgan Duff
Arthur Kennedy ... Joe Quinn
Luther Adler ... Pete Mendoza
William Talman ... Luther Remsen / Swanee Rawlins / Rev. Remington
Gene Evans ... Maynard 'Monk' Collins
Marshall Thompson ... Billy Lang
Beverly Michaels ... Alice Mosher
Gloria Talbott ... Girl on Train (as Gloria Talbot)
Adam Williams ... Fred Summerfield
Percy Helton ... Dr. Louis Barnes
Melinda Markey Melinda Markey ... Girl in Bar
Christopher Olsen ... Timmy Mosher (as Chris Olsen)
Adele St. Mauer Adele St. Mauer ... Mrs. Mosher
Edward Clark ... Conductor
Tom Dugan ... Ed - Bartender
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Convict Van Duff engineers a large-scale prison break; the six survivors hide out in a forgotten mine working near the prison, then set out on a long, dangerous journey by foot, car, train and truck to retrieve Duff's bank loot. En route, as they touch the lives of "regular folks," each has his own rendezvous with destiny. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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prison break | loot | truck | train | mine | See All (14) »

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KILLERS...each destroyed by his own weakness! See more »


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Trivia

Is referenced in the board game Balderdash. See more »

Quotes

Van Morgan Duff: [to Quinn] I never did like you. You talk too fast and too much.
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Connections

Edited from Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954) See more »

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Film Noir doesn't get any more gritty than this!
4 September 2000 | by randy-151See all my reviews

What an overlooked gem! What a find! This convicts-on-the-run thriller is outstanding. Top-drawer performances led by William Bendix and Arthur Kennedy leave their dirty thumb prints all over this film. Explicitly violent for its time, film noir doesn't get much darker than this. "Crashout" is on the same level as "Kiss Me Deadly", "The Asphalt Jungle" and "The Killing". This masterful story is an absolute must-see for any crime-drama and/or film noir buff. A guaranteed wild ride.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les assassins meurent aussi See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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