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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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A Cheating Blonde... A Crazed Con.... The Biggest Armored-Car Robbery in History! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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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

Meet Me Half Way, Baby
Music by Buddy Bregman
Lyrics by Stanley Styne
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Fast moving B-movie heist flick
2 March 2012 | by udar55See all my reviews

Chuck Wheeler (Gerald Mohr) gets out of prison and heads to Las Vegas to enact an elaborate heist where he plans to steal an armored car carrying over $2 million in post-New Year's gambling money. He enlists the aide of local gangster Joe Darren (Grant Richards) and his lounge singer fiancé Vi (Mamie Van Doren), who just happens to be the wife of Wheeler's old cell mate. They plan everything out and it looks like it will go smoothly until Vi's ex-husband, Mike (Lee Van Cleef), breaks out of jail. This is a quick moving B-picture and director Edward L. Cahn never lets it lag through its 70 minutes. Van Doren isn't as much of a bad girl as in the previous feature I saw, VICE RAID. Here she is more of a good girl caught in a bad situation. To show how good she is, Van Doren gets two musical numbers in this one. Surprisingly, they don't play up her curves as much as VICE, but the swelling horn section is still abused plenty on the soundtrack. The supporting cast is all good and it is funny to know that even when he was young, Van Cleef still looked old.


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