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Guns Girls and Gangsters (1959)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | January 1959 (USA)
In Las Vegas, a group of assorted criminals plans the robbery of an armored truck hauling casino money to the bank.

Director:

Edward L. Cahn

Writers:

Robert E. Kent (screenplay), Paul Gangelin (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mamie Van Doren ... Vi Victor
Gerald Mohr ... Charles (Chuck) Wheeler
Lee Van Cleef ... Mike Bennett
Grant Richards ... Joe Darren
Elaine Edwards ... Ann Thomas
John Baer ... Steve Thomas
Paul Fix ... Lou Largo
Carlo Fiore Carlo Fiore ... Tom Abbott
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Storyline

Chuck Wheeler gets out of the Pen and sets up an elaborate heist of Vegas casino money travelling by armored truck. He enlists the help of shady club owner Joe Darren and his ex-cellmate's wife, Vi. Vi's husband Mike is a trigger happy and jealous hothead and will not grant her a divorce. Mike escapes from prison right before the armored truck job goes into motion and promises trouble as he tries to locate his associates and his wandering wife. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guns, Girls, and Gangsters See more »

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Mono | Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In The Maltese Falcon (1941) Sam Spade refers to Wilmer as a 'gunsel'. Trivia notes include the following: "The Yiddish term "gunsel"--literally, "little goose"--may indeed be a vulgarism for homosexual (the word "faigle", or "little bird", is usually used in that respect), but it's more commonly an "underground" term that refers to a person who is either a "fall guy" or a "stool pigeon"." In the case of Wilmer it is appropriate; in this film, in the trailer, 'gunsel' is used as if it meant gunslinger. See more »

Goofs

As Mike Bennett And Chuck Wheeler are turning the armored car around after hearing the report on the police radio, the shadows on the mountain road change. See more »

Soundtracks

Anything Your Heart Desires
Music by Buddy Bregman
Lyrics by Stanley Styne
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Money and Mamie Van Doren
29 June 2013 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Released from San Quentin, slick and ingenious Gerald Mohr (as Charles "Chuck" Wheeler) travels from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. There, Mr. Mohr plans to carry out a $2 million dollar heist. He needs assistance from dangerous gangster Grant Richards (as Joe Darren), who runs the nightclub where blonde bombshell Mamie Van Doren (as Vi Victor) performs. All hell breaks loose when Mohr's steely-eyed cell-mate Lee Van Cleef (as Mike Bennett) escapes from prison. Having helped Mohr concoct the plot, he wants his share of the action...

The men must decide how to divide Ms. Van Doren and the money. They do well amid silly narration and lesser production values. Filmmakers Robert E. Kent and Edward L. Cahn know how to showcase Van Doren's notable assets. This is not one of better her acting vehicles, but Van Doren is arousing throughout. She has an outstanding lingerie scene and saunters two songs. Sung in a sultry Christmas scene, "Meet Me Half Way, Baby" is pedestrian, but "Anything Your Heart Desires" is a nicely staged (by Jack Baker) number for Van Doren.

***** Guns, Girls and Gangsters (1/59) Edward L. Cahn ~ Mamie Van Doren, Gerald Mohr, Lee Van Cleef, Grant Richards


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