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Crime Wave (1954 film)

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Genre  Crime, Film-Noir, Drama
Language  English
7.4/10 IMDb

Director  Andre de Toth
Music director  David Buttolph
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Writer  Bernard Gordon, Richard Wormser
Release date  January 12, 1954 (1954-01-12) (United States)
Based on  the story "Criminals Mark"  by John Hawkins and Ward Hawkins
Screenplay  Crane Wilbur, Bernard Gordon, Richard Wormser
Cast  Sterling Hayden (Det. Lt. Sims), Gene Nelson (Steve Lacey), Phyllis Kirk (Ellen Lacey), Ted de Corsia ('Doc' Penny), Charles Bronson (Ben Hastings), Jay Novello (Dr. Otto Hessler)
Similar movies  The Killing, The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Killers, Roadblock, Focus, Double Indemnity
Tagline  Before your shocked eyes the city blasted SIN-SIDE OUT!

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Crime Wave (also known as The City is Dark) is a 1954 film noir, directed by Andre DeToth. It was adapted from a short story which originally appeared in The Saturday Evening Post - "Criminal Mark" by John and Ward Hawkins.


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'Doc' Penny (Ted de Corsia) and his gang rob a gasoline station and in the process a police officer is killed and one of the gang members is wounded. The wounded thug imposes himself on Steve Lacey (Gene Nelson), an ex-con trying to start a new life, and demands he call a disreputable doctor for help. The doctor arrives, but too late. The gang member is dead. After his death, Lacey calls his parole officer who involves a hard-nosed cop, Detective Lieutenant Sims (Sterling Hayden), who doesn't think he can reform.

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Later, the remaining gang members show up at Lacey's apartment. Fearing for his wife's (Phyllis Kirk) safety, he decides to let the men stay. Subsequently, Penny forces Lacey to rob a bank with them, but Lacey alerts the police (by planting a note in his medicine cabinet) who staff the entire bank with police officers and ambush the robbers. In the end, most of the gang is killed, but Lacey and his wife are safe.


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  • Sterling Hayden as Detective Lieutenant Sims
  • Gene Nelson as Steve Lacey
  • Phyllis Kirk as Ellen Lacey
  • Ted de Corsia as 'Doc' Penny
  • Charles Bronson as Ben Hastings (credited as Charles Buchinsky onscreen)
  • Timothy Carey as Johnny Haslett
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