GenreCrime, Drama Initial releaseNovember 1968 (USA) Running time1h 37m
WriterDick Clark (story), Michael Fisher (story) Music directorMike Curb, Jerry Styner, Harley Hatcher Story byDick Clark, Michael Fisher CastRobert Walker, Jr. (Johnny Warder), Diane Varsi (Carol Warder), Dick Clark (Roger), Merle Haggard (Charlie) Similar moviesWhite Rush (2003), The Killers (1964), You Have to Run Fast (1961), DotKill (2005), My Nannys Secret (2009)
Johnny Warder gets out of prison and returns to North Carolina to marry sweetheart Carol, with whom he has a 5-year-old son. Johnny and Carol decide to rob a local bootlegger's safe during a town picnic. Their accomplice is Roger, a former Army buddy of Johnny's with knowledge of explosives.
They blow the safe to get at the $250,000 inside, but the job goes awry. And during their escape, Johnny and Roger kill a law-enforcement official.
At a diner, a sheriff, Carol's brother Charlie, spots the fugitives. In deference to his sister, Charlie agrees to give them a 10-minute head start before he contacts his fellow lawmen. But when emerging from a restroom, Roger doesn't realize who Charlie is and shoots him dead.
The police eventually surround the gang at a sawmill. During a shootout, Roger is killed. Johnny and Carol drive off in hail of bullets, and Carol is also killed. Johnny drives her body back to her mother and son.