Criss Cross 1949 Burt Lancaster Crime Drama


In Criss Cross, romantic, obsessive Steve Thompson is drawn back to L.A. to make another try for his former wife. But… Anna belongs to the LA underworld.


Criss Cross 1949 Burt Lancaster Yvonne De Carlo Crime Drama

Stars: Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea

Criss Cross Story Line. Romantic and obsessive Steve Thompson is drawn to L.A. to try to get back Anna, his former wife. Steve is an armored truck driver. However, Anna belongs now to the L.A. underworld. When Steve find this out, he believes he can rescue her. Steve ignores the good advice and warnings of people trying to help him. Instead, he commits himself to a dangerous course of action that quickly takes everyone somewhere unintended.  He and his lovely ex-wife conspire with a gang to have his own truck robbed on the route.

The fact that Lancaster works for an armored car service is worked into the plot and makes for the movie’s most suspenseful and action-filled moments. Nice support from Stephen McNally as Lancaster’s wise friend. Richard Long does a great job playing his brother. Percy Felton does a standout job as an inquisitive bartender. Robert Siodmak squeezes every bit of suspense as the story builds to a gripping climax.

If you watch real closely, you’ll spot a young Tony Curtis as de Carlo’s dance partner in the crowded nightclub scene.

Tagline: Nothing Like It This Side of Hell!

Product Information

  • Director: Robert Siodmak
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Production Co: Universal International Pictures
  • Run time: 88 minutes
  • Sound: Mono
  • Black and White
  • Bonus: Re-release movie trailer

Sample Video from Criss Cross

This movie arrives on a professional grade DVD-R disc placed in a slim jewel case. The cover art is exactly as shown in the image.

In addition to Criss Cross, you may also enjoy The Killers (1946) or Brute Force (1947). Both movies are crime-dramas starring Burt Lancaster.

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Additional information

Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 0.5 in




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