Crime Wave (1953)

Crime Wave poster

Warner Bros.
Starring:
 Sterling Hayden, Gene Nelson
Directed by: André De Toth

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: Ex-con Steve Lacey (Gene Nelson) is called upon by his former prison associates to help them rob a bank and escape to Mexico.

Purr Blur: After essentially strong-arming Steve and his wife Ellen (Phyllis Kirk) into going with them, the thugs take them to a different area. As Ben (Charles Bronson) leads them through an alley to a staircase, a cat which is between some trash cans runs away.

Crime Wave - cat between garbage cans

Crime Wave - cat running away from between garbage cans

Final Mewsings: Cats know to steer clear of Charles Bronson!

Many thanks to Ted Davis for spotting this Purr Blur for us.


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