About

Recently paroled from prison, legendary burglar "Doc" Riedenschneider, with funding from Alonzo Emmerich, a crooked lawyer, gathers a small group of veteran criminals together in the Midwest for a big jewel heist.

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Directed by

John Huston

Written by

John Huston (Screenplay)
W.R. Burnett (Novel)
Ben Maddow (Screenplay)

Runtime

112 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The City Under the City

Cast

Keywords

on the run heist film noir

Photos

Lists

#560 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

250 Quintessential Noir Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Sam Jaffe

Oscar nomination for Best Director John Huston

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay John Huston

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Harold Rosson