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Six convicts escape from prison, but only two reach gold coins stashed in the mountains.

Product Details

  • Actors: William Bendix, Arthur Kennedy, Luther Adler, William Talman, Gene Evans
  • Directors: Lewis R. Foster
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Black & White, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Olive Films
  • DVD Release Date: June 25, 2013
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00CN7124Q
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142,179 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By Douglas Doepke on June 23, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
A curiously compelling little movie, Crashout is a throwback to the tough prison-escape movies of the 30's. Fortunately, the producers had the good sense to hire an expert cast of B-movie veterans to enliven an otherwise shopworn plot. Writer-producer Hal Chester and director-writer Lewis Foster provide each convict with a distinct personality that holds viewer interest as tensions mount, while the audience anticipates how each character will be brought to justice. Standouts in the cast are the always subtle Arthur Kennedy, an engagingly ambivalent Marshall Thompson, and William Tallman doing his scary psycho bit, this time as a knife-throwing religious fanatic. And in a poignant bit part, cult favorite Gloria Talbott as the prospect of a normal life for the ill-fated Thompson. Though you've seen it all before, there are many nice touches that lift this otherwise generous slice of thick-ear beyond the merely routine.
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Sure, we've seen the escaped convicts formula before, but this one hits home. Here is a real diversity of the six characters; each one as convincing as the next. William Bendix is his usual great gruff self, playing the heartless, cold-blooded mastermind. My personal favorite, film veteran Arthur Kennedy, excels as the counterpoint to Bendix: he excels as the white collar criminal with a brain, and ultimately, a heart. Fine dialogue, plenty of action, and even a little romance thrown in. A winner!
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CRASHOUT might come as a surprise to crime film fans or noir

enthusiasts who pick it up, expecting a routine mid-50s B movie. For

one thing, it's feature-length (89 minutes), and doesn't skimp much on

plot and character development. Director Lewis R. Foster was probably

pretty adept at action/adventure pictures, judging by titles in his

IMDb filmography. CRASHOUT was probably just another assignment to him,

but the film shows he was no hack. It's a foregone conclusion that a

Hollywood movie won't let criminals get away unpunished, but a superior

example like this makes the fate of its players more meaningful with

good actors and intelligent writing. Foster keeps things moving nicely,

once past the fairly talky first scene in the cave. The film never lags

once after that, because there is plenty of action, and characters are

given enough depth to differentiate them and keep them interesting.

Arthur Kennedy appears to be the main protagonist here. His Joe Quinn

represents the typical redeemed-too-late criminal (who had been jailed

for robbery). The actor invests Quinn with plenty of believability,

especially in his interactions with Beverly Michaels (an odd, rather

glamorous choice for a farm resident, but she is effective). William

Bendix plays another of his dumb thugs to perfection, this time never

letting up and with no redemption in sight. In Luther Adler's Mendoza

we see more evidence of this great actor's talent, making a good deal

out of what could have been a stereotyped cypher.
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I enjoyed this film about six convicts that break out of prison hoping to secure William Bendix's stolen stash of money he buried. Cast makes the good story believable and watched my old friend Allan Nixon in a small role he once told me about the behind the scene story of his scene. Always enjoy Arthur Kennedy as he is in my opinion one of the underrated best actors that have graced the screen. I would recommend this film to anyone who enjoys these type of movies.
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PLOT: 6 CONS leave a slew of bodies behind as they escape the Big House.

6 cons escape the big house (Prison) and hide out in a watery cave. The "scheme" is to wait 3 days and then flee after the police leave the area. The "brains" is ruthless killer/ William Bendix who ends up shot......... Included in the gang are William Talman, Arthur Kennedy, Marshall Thompson, Gene Evans and Luther Adler. They kill a doctor who stitched up Bendix and steal his car. When a dragnet has them...... ending up at a CAFE where they steal clothes and yet another car and end up killing a cop, and Adler is shot by the dying cop...next they .. jump aboard a train and end up killing one of their own (Marshall Thompson) when he attempts to "leave the gang". The left over gang "hides out" at a farm house where they decide they will stay together and retrieve the "buried" loot ONLY Bendix knows about and "bicker." Bendix bumps off Evans so now they are down to 3.....and the police are hot on their trail. This is very well done. The final end of the trail to the loot has Bendix and Kennedy in a blizzard going after the "dough." The focus is on Bendix who is totally ruthless and only his knowledge of where the loot is buried keeps him alive. Good plot and excellent cast. Arthur Kennedy earns some sympathy as the ONLY sane one of the gang.
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A perfectly selected cast, good direction, and all the rest combine
to make this a memorable film. Years ago I saw this on television
and remembered it. Others have commented on the performances, but
Percy Helton, that character actor with the high pitched, gravely
voice played the doctor, ansd should be mentioned, as he was cast
in many roles in other films, ususlly as an eccentric, At last this
has arrived on DVD. I hope that Olive films, has more issues in the
works.
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