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      Highway 301

      1951 1h 23m Crime Drama List
      Reviews 33% Audience Score 50+ Ratings A network of armed robbers successfully gets away with several million dollars before the law can stop them. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Enjoyable action-filled B film crime drama that wants us to know that crime doesn't pay. Rated: B Feb 3, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Aldo G Crime film lovers from the 40s and 50s who can stomach the extremes of the Hays Code violence will love this raw re-telling of a true crime spree. Cast is excellent with excellent Steve Cochran "The Elvis of Noir" leading the way. Aline Towne and Gaby André are equally compelling in their roles as love interests. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Russ G Despite the Eddie Muller "Noir Alley" intro on TCM, this is more cop's'n'robbers shoot-'em-up than film noir. It moves through its 90-odd minute run time at a breezy pace thanks to a high body count. The second act features a cat-and-mouse foot chase with a reasonable measure of suspense, then there's the crime-doesn't-pay shoot-out to draw the proceedings to their predictable conclusion. Worth the viewing time if only to sample what Jack Warner was selling the movie-going audience in your parents' or grandparents' day. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review david f This is a great old film about a group of bank robbers. It starts out with a PSA-like message from numerous southern governors warning the viewer not to pursue a life of crime then proceeds to show some pretty thrilling bank robberies and armored car robberies. This movie deserves to be better known than it is. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member ty flixter kept rating but lost review Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Based on a true story,"Highway 301" is a seldom seen gangster picture filled with a substantial amount violence for a movie made in 1950. Andrew Stone's film was released a year after Raoul Walsh's classic, "White Heat." In that film, James Cagney's Cody Jarrett is an unhinged psychopath who, among other things, shoots holes in a car trunk in order to give the captive within some fresh air. "Highway 301" contains some nasty moments as well: grisly shootouts, a woman murdered at point blank range, and a fleeing gangster run over by a train. This is extremely violent by 1950 standards for sure. In order to reassure its sanitized Cold War audience, the film opens and closes with statements from "honorable" governors of the states depicted in the film reassuring folks that crime doesn't pay and all the bad guys were caught and punished. Nonetheless, the film is able to get away with a remarkable level of violence for its era, making this film a must for gangster movie fans. The movie is available on DVD for the first time through the Warner Archives site. The print encoded on the disc is nearly flawless, and may not have been shown since its original theatrical release! *** Three Stars -Oliver Spivey Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A network of armed robbers successfully gets away with several million dollars before the law can stop them.
      Director
      Andrew L. Stone
      Producer
      Bryan Foy
      Screenwriter
      Andrew L. Stone
      Production Co
      Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Sep 1, 2009
      Runtime
      1h 23m