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5 Against the House (1955) (Five Against the House)

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Starring (View all)
Guy Madison Guy Madison
Al Mercer
Kim Novak Kim Novak
Kay Greylek
Brian Keith Brian Keith
William Conrad William Conrad
Eric Berg
Jack Dimond Jack Dimond
Francis Spiegelbauer
Jean Willes Jean Willes

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Stirling Silliphant Stirling Silliphant
William Bowers William Bowers


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5 Against the House

4 years, 10 months ago at Jan 12 8:03
At only 84 minutes, 5 Against the House feels incredibly rushed to a conclusion after slowly, steadily building up suspense and tension about the final crime and how it’s all going to eventually fall apart. Which is a shame, because lurking somewhere within this film may not be a classic film noir, but a much better one. To put it more succinctly, it’s good but could be better.

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A quartet of Korean war vets, aided by a cabaret singer, plan a 'perfect' crime - robbing a casino in Reno, Nevada. What starts out as a prank becomes deadly serious, especially for the one vet with psychopathic tendencies.
Tags: Film Noir (4), 1955 (4), Heist (3), 1950s (2), Usa (2), Black & White (2), Drama (2), Crime (1), Guy Madison (1), Kim Novak (1), Brian Keith (1), Alvy Moore (1), Kerwin Matthews (1), William Conrad (1), Columbia (1)
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