Plunder Road

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Plunder Road
Plunder Road poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byHubert Cornfield
Produced byLeon Chooluck
Laurence Stewart
Screenplay bySteven Ritch
Story bySteven Ritch
Jack Charney
StarringGene Raymond
Jeanne Cooper
Wayne Morris
Music byIrving Gertz
CinematographyErnest Haller
Edited byWarren Adams
Jerry S. Young
Production
company
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • December 5, 1957 (1957-12-05) (United States)
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Plunder Road is a 1957 American crime film noir directed by Hubert Cornfield, starring Gene Raymond, Jeanne Cooper and Wayne Morris.[1][2][3]

Plot[edit]

Five men carry out an elaborate plan to rob a gold shipment from a San Francisco-bound US mint train. To throw the police off the track, they split up and drive off in three different directions. Two of the gang's gold-laden trucks are captured by the police, but the third makes it all the way to Los Angeles, where Eddie (Raymond) melts down the gold and disguises it as fittings for his luxury car. On the verge of getting away, he is involved in a freeway accident.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was known as The Violent Road and filming started July 15 at the Kling Studios.[4][5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Plunder Road at the American Film Institute Catalog.
  2. ^ PLUNDER ROAD. (1958, Monthly Film Bulletin, 25, 23. Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/1305823043?accountid=13902
  3. ^ Schallert, E. (1958, ). Destroyer, sub battle to death. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/167230357?accountid=13902
  4. ^ ZRichard Carlson Will Direct Calhoun; Gene Raymond Film Sealed Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File); Los Angeles, Calif. [Los Angeles, Calif]05 July 1957: A7.
  5. ^ Schallert, E. (1957, Jul 10). Kaye, kelly preparing new ventures; costars to align with raymond. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/167146431?accountid=13902

External links[edit]

  • Plunder Road at the American Film Institute Catalog
  • Plunder Road on IMDb
  • Plunder Road at AllMovie
  • Plunder Road at the TCM Movie Database
  • Plunder Road at BFI
  • "Plunder Road". film article at tcm.com. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  • Essay on film at Film Monthly