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Four Boys and a Gun (1957)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | January 1957 (USA)
Four boys are involved in a robbery in which a policeman is killed. Caught, they are told they will most-definitely be convicted. Three will get life sentences and only one will be given ... See full summary »

Director:

William Berke

Writers:

Leo Townsend, Willard Wiener (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Sutton ... Ollie Denker
Tarry Green Tarry Green ... Eddie Richards
James Franciscus ... Johnny Doyle
William Hinnant ... Stanley Badek
Otto Hulett ... District Attorney
Robert Dryden Robert Dryden ... Joe Barton
J. Pat O'Malley ... Fight manager
Diana Herbert ... Marie
Patricia Sloan Patricia Sloan ... Nita
Nancy Devlin Nancy Devlin ... Sophie
Patricia Bosworth Patricia Bosworth ... Elizabeth
David Burns ... Television man
Anne Seymour ... Mrs. Richards
Frank Gero Frank Gero ... Slim
Ned Glass ... Landlord
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Storyline

Four boys are involved in a robbery in which a policeman is killed. Caught, they are told they will most-definitely be convicted. Three will get life sentences and only one will be given the chair if they tell who pulled the trigger. Left to themselves, the boys must decide which will forfeit their life for the others. Will it be the one who actually pulled the trigger, the one who has a family, the one who brought the gun in the first place, or the one who has the least prospects of leading a happy life if ever paroled. Written by MartianWax

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These kids are going straight - to the electric chair!

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

4 unga gangsters See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Security Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of James Franciscus. See more »

Connections

References Broadway by Light (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Never Get Mad Again
Performed by Stanley Rubin and His Tigertown Five
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I'm an "easy" grader
7 February 2006 | by ewilgusSee all my reviews

I saw this film as an adolescent, among many I saw those years in my small mid-west home-city. This was a "great" film for me in that, as a naive (and I still consider myself such), even I discovered that there was such a thing as BAD film. This realization developed in later years into the idea that each movie-going is a gamble, in which I stake my money & time on the prospect of a good entertainment experience. And naturally, sometimes I lose. This realization put the onus on me for my own experience. I oughtn't be angry with the film for being bad. Put another way, as surely as there are great films, there HAVE to be duds. I'm almost tempted enough to rent FBAAG again, a)to see Jas. Franciscus, and b)to see if it really was all that bad. Tho, upon reflection, I'm fairly sure that it was.


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