The Great St. Louis Robbery

A gang's plans for a bank heist are complicated when the sister of one of the thieves begins voicing her suspicions.
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: May 31, 2010
  • Originally Released: 1959
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)

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User Ratings: 353
...This B-movie is a minor revelation...
USA Today
May 24, 1996

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Young Steve McQueen takes on his second starring role (following 1958's The Blob) in this re-enactment of one of America's most famous heists - shot on location and recreated with the actual officers of the St. Louis Police Department.

Seeing "The Gateway to the West" as their gateway to riches, three professional criminals and first-timer George arrive in St. Louis to plunder the Southwest Bank. Their plan involves split-second timing and many dry runs, but there is also increasing tension between the small band of desperate men as it becomes apparent that heist mastermind Egan's distrust of women has deepened into madness. The plan goes terribly awry when a basement switchboard operator alerts the police, dashing the gang's hopes for a quick getaway. Guns blaze and bullets fly in an explosive orgy of blood, sweat, tear gas and violent death! - Tom Weaver

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Long before Tarantino's RESERVOIR DOGS came this drama about a hastily formed gang of eccentric hoods who plan the perfect heist only to botch the execution, setting them at each other's throats and sending them all scrambling to save their own skins.


Production Notes:

  • Released theatrically in New York City February 3, 1960 on a double bill with "The Rise and Fall of 'Legs' Diamond."
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  • UPC: 089218636997
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