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!
- 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
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