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Roadblock
     

Roadblock

Director: Harold Daniels,

Cast: Charles McGraw, Joan Dixon, Lowell Gilmore

 
An insurance investigator, a dame with a yen for the finer things in life and a mail robbery gone horribly wrong are the ingredients in this low-budget but highly engrossing film noir. Charles McGraw and Louis Jean Heydt are tough insurance agents but their partnership comes in for some rough sailing when he former falls head over heels for Joan Dixon, a lady

Overview

An insurance investigator, a dame with a yen for the finer things in life and a mail robbery gone horribly wrong are the ingredients in this low-budget but highly engrossing film noir. Charles McGraw and Louis Jean Heydt are tough insurance agents but their partnership comes in for some rough sailing when he former falls head over heels for Joan Dixon, a lady apparently not averse to letting herself be wined and dined by an obvious gang leader (Lowell Gilmore). In an attempt to win the lady's favors, McGraw concocts a plan to rob a mail train insured by his own company. Too late does he discover that the girl is perfectly willing to accept him as he is.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Hans J. Wollstein
Roadblock was one in a series of low-budget crime thriller produced by Howard Hughes's RKO and featuring mostly unknowns. That in itself guarantees a certain authenticity to the proceedings and Roadblock remains a no-nonsense heist melodrama culminating with an exciting car chase in the dried up Los Angeles river.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/04/2014
UPC:
0883316973899
Original Release:
1951
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:13:00
Sales rank:
14,681

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charles McGraw Joe Peters
Joan Dixon Diane
Lowell Gilmore Kendall Webb
Louis Jean Heydt Harry Miller
Milburn Stone Egan
Joseph Crehan Thompson
Peter Brocco Bank Heist Man
Barry Brooks Policeman
John Butler Hotel Clerk
Jean Dean Airline Hostess
Joe Forte Brissard
Richard Irving Partos
Harold Landon Bartender at Larry's Club
Harry Lauter Saunders
Frank Marlowe Policeman
David McMahon Radio Operator
Howard Negley Police Captain
Phyllis Planchard Bobbie Webb
Joey Ray Hood
Steve Roberts De Vita
Dewey Robinson Mike the Bartender
Janette Scott Mrs. MacDonald
Clarence Straight Talbot
Dave Willock Airport Clerk
Martha Mears Singer at Larry's Club

Technical Credits
Harold Daniels Director
Constantin Bakaleinikoff Musical Direction/Supervision
George Bricker Screenwriter
Albert S. D'Agostino Art Director
Leona Davidson Songwriter
Steve Fisher Screenwriter
Robert Golden Editor
Walter E. Keller Art Director
Richard Landau Original Story
Jack Mills Set Decoration/Design
Nick Musuraca Cinematographer
Lewis Rachmil Producer
Paul Sawtell Score Composer
Darrell Silvera Set Decoration/Design
Michael Woulfe Costumes/Costume Designer

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