Directed by John Huston
I did seven of these today, not counting the 1940s Oscars. I am becoming more prolific than Nora Roberts, although hopefully I don't suck quite as much.
The thing about early crime movies is you always know how it is going to end. Because of the production code, you know the criminals can't not get away with it. So you are kind of just waiting for some horrible fate to befall them. It can still be interesting but there is really no intrigue or suspense.
If this film had been made post 1968 it could have been really awesome. As it is, however, it is merely so-so. This is a heist film but because people are greedy and unreliable, everything goes to hell. Huston really had a thing about greed, I guess. Anyway, as you can see from the above picture Marilyn Monroe has a part, though she is by no means the star. I always love seeing young actors before they were famous.
The movie has absolutely no balls, which is really not its fault but it stills suffers because of it. Still worth a watch.
Body count is only 4. Come on. I can't wait for Reservoir Dogs…
Total scoring is around five minutes.