RKO has concocted an okay cops-and-robbers melodrama [suggested by a story by Robert Angus and Robert Leeds] for the supporting market. Armored Car Robbery plays off at a good pace.

RKO has concocted an okay cops-and-robbers melodrama [suggested by a story by Robert Angus and Robert Leeds] for the supporting market. Armored Car Robbery plays off at a good pace.

Charles McGraw heads the cast as Cordell, a tough cop out to run down a gang that robbed an armored car and killed his policeman buddy. Police work on closing in on the gang is interesting and believable, and there’s considerable suspense in the various close escapes the crooks have.

Pervus (William Talman) masterminds the robbery, a carefully planned job executed at LA’s Wrigley Field, the last stop of the armored car in its cash-collecting rounds. By chance, Cordell and buddy are near the scene and fight it out with Purvus’ outfit, but they still escape with the cash and a wounded crook. From then on it’s a cat-and-mouse game of hide-and-seek.

McGraw, Don McGuire and James Flavin, as cops, do very well. Talman and his cohorts put plenty of color into their heavy assignments. Adele Jergens attracts as a stripteaser and Talman’s romantic interest.

Armored Car Robbery

Production

RKO. Director Richard Fleischer; Producer Herman Schlom; Writer Earl Felton, Gerald Drayson Adams; Camera Guy Roe Editor Desmond Marquette; Music Constantin Bakaleinikoff (dir.) Art Albert S. D'Agostino, Ralph Berger

Crew

(B&W) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1950. Running time: 67 MIN.

With

Charles McGraw Adele Jergens William Talman Douglas Fowley Steve Brodie Don McGuire
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