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Guns Girls and Gangsters (1959)

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guns, Girls, and Gangsters See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Edward Small Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Aspect Ratio:

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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The 1950s!

There is a scene in this movie that totally sums up the 1950s. Mamie Van Doren, bleached hair flowing in the wind, glamorous sunglasses glinting in the sun, drives a 1958 Edsel Citation Convertible, no doubt pink, that is pulling a horse trailer. It doesn't get any more 1950s than that!!!!

Enjoy this movie for its 1950s clichés. All the good girls are brunettes, and the bad girls are blondes. Men in tight suits and skinny ties. Crappy Rock-n-Roll. Cops save the day. Bad people get punished. People talk tired Film-Noir-speak. Mamie Van Doren's Bullet Bra and wide hips encased in an iron girdle.

Show this movie at your next 1950s party.


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