In Kansas City, the criminals Peter Harris, Boyd Kane and Tony Romano are individually hired by a stranger that plots the robbery of an armored car after receiving the money from a bank in the next door of a flower shop. However, each one of them wears masks and does not know the identities of the others;therefore they can not recognize each other. They succeed in the heist of 1.2 million dollars and escape in a van of the Western Florists, and the mentor of the robbery gives tickets to them to travel abroad, promising to share the money later. Meanwhile the decorated soldier and ex-con driver of the Western Florists van Joe Rolfe that is delivering flowers in the shop is framed. He is accused of participating of the heist, arrested and tortured by the police, loses his job, and when the police recognizes the mistake, he is released. Unemployed, he discovers that Peter Harris went to Tijuana, and he decides to chase the criminal and request one fifth of the amount.
Running Time: 99 Minutes
MPAA Ratings: NR
This is genuine film noir classic. It possesses all the elements. It is great from start to finish and the film techniques are film noir throughout. I was lucky enough to write, produce & directed Coleen Gray in 1977 and 1978 Forgotten Lady and Mother, two indie films I shot in Houston, Texas. She was very unsure of her status in film history, now at 88, I believe she accepts her contribution to film is quite profound. Thanks for sharing this film on (archive.org).
CAST & CREW:
John Payne as Joe Rolfe/Peter Harris
Coleen Gray as Helen Foster aka Pumpkin
Preston Foster as Tim Foster
Neville Brand as Boyd Kane
Lee Van Cleef as Tony Romano
Jack Elam as Pete Harris aka Johnson
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