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Plunder Road (1957)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 5 December 1957 (USA)
Five men rob a train in Utah of 10 million dollars in gold and head to Los Angeles in 3 trucks hoping to meet up with their beautiful accomplice, and leave the country.

Director:

Hubert Cornfield

Writers:

Steven Ritch (screenplay), Steven Ritch (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Raymond ... Eddie Harris
Jeanne Cooper ... Fran Werner
Wayne Morris ... Commando Munson
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Skeets Jonas
Stafford Repp ... Roly Adams
Steven Ritch Steven Ritch ... Frankie Chardo
Nora Hayden ... Hazel
Helene Heigh Helene Heigh ... Society Woman
Paul Harber Paul Harber ... Trooper No. 1
Don Garrett Don Garrett ... Policeman
Michael Fox ... Smog Officer / Narrator
Richard Newton Richard Newton ... Guard No. 2
Charles J. Conrad Charles J. Conrad ... Trooper No. 2 (as Charles Conrad)
Jim Canino Jim Canino ... Tibbs
Robin Riley Robin Riley ... Don
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Storyline

On a dark night of pelting rain, five men stage a well-planned train robbery and get away with a $10 millionr, nine-ton gold shipment. Dividing the massive haul into three concealed truck loads, the team make a would-be inconspicuous escape across country to what they hope will be a perfect getaway. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Only a thin white line stood between him and ten million in gold! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

5 December 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Camino del oro See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Regal Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Wayne Morris (I). NOTE: He appeared in Buffalo Gun (1961), which was released in 1961, but it was shot in 1957, before this film. See more »

Goofs

A crew member rushes to the side of the road (and hides behind a bush) right after the tanker drives off the roadblock where one of the gang members has been shot by the police. See more »

Quotes

Frankie Chardo: You know Eddie... maybe we shouldn't head for LA. Maybe we should head straight for the border.
Eddie Harris: You want to be scared Frankie go ahead. But don't be stupid... An idea couldn't get pass the border right now.
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Alternate Versions

The original release included narration by Michael Fox, Douglas Bank and Stacy Graham which was later removed. See more »

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Good 50s crime thriller
22 August 2003 | by BruceCorneilSee all my reviews

Once again , I'm surprised by the lack of interest in such a good film . A gang of gold robbers melt down a haul of the precious metal to make some very pricey bumpers for their Cadillac . The climax is sensational . An interesting idea (particularly the ending)- well written , well directed and well played by all concerned . Keeps you glued to the screen from start to finish . If you're looking for a good 50s crime thriller this is it .


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