A thief (Dan Duryea) and his crew (including Jayne Mansfield) steal a necklace in Philadelphia. Crime doesn’t pay, even if you’re a dirty cop. The Burglar. The Burglar is a 1957 crime thriller film noir released by Columbia Pictures, based on the 1953 novel of the same name by David Goodis (who also wrote the script). Bailey, Lesley Ann Warren. With Martha Vickers and Mickey Shaughnessy. A nice little noir written by David Goodis (Dark Passage. Gladden is especially out of place and unhappy, with Dohmer clearly lusting after her. Opinions really seem to vary on this one, but I liked it a lot! The police arrive, having been alerted, and congratulate Charlie, who has displayed his police credentials, on stopping the wanted fugitive. As the newsreel ends, a man (Nat Harbin, played by Dan Dureya) stands up to leave the theater, apparently interested in the jewels.[5][6]. A lot of bickering between the thieves for instance. Keebler of the Burglary unit, Sam Elber as Gerald, burglar who did "it clean", Gladden's father and Nat's, This page was last edited on 15 January 2021, at 08:46. Maybe because it's such a low budget affair that is better than its budget. The calendar of thematic programming highlights an eclectic mix of classic and…, David Blakeslee 4,028 films 701 56 Edit, Updated on 1/16/2021 (includes titles announced for April 2021 release) - A list, arranged in order of original release, of…, Bill Georgaris of TSPDT has finally decided to start updating his film noir page. The two meet at Atlantic City's Steel Pier, where Gladden shows Harbin the music box she brought from her room. The story is good, the performances are pretty strong (Duryea was especially good in this low-key role), it's super stylish, and I haven't even mentioned the best character yet; Stewart Bradley as policeman Charlie,…, Tobias Andersen 8,758 films 18,626 811 Edit, Rules: Generate a number (from 1 to x) via: www.random.org, See how many number of films there are in the…, Jayce Fryman 18,683 films 3,224 102 Edit, This list collects every film from the Starting List that became They Shoot Pictures Don't They's 1000 Greatest Films. Cast. Interesting cinematography and a slow burn plot that, by the end put me to sleep so I can’t really remember much about the ending. He may have live in or around Clementine's Neighborhood. As the three sit together at a show, Harbin offers the necklace in return for Gladden's life. Addams Family 226 Cat Addams (03-11-66) Addams Family. I love Dan Duryea as a bowtie wearing 1940's villain in movies like "Scarlett Street", and here he's quite good as the too old for this shit career criminal giving a completely different vibe. Retrouvez The Burglar Who Counted The Spoons (Bernie Rhodenbarr 11) by Lawrence Block (2015-04-23) et des millions de livres en stock sur Amazon.fr. Didn’t think I’d ever give such a low rating to any movie starring Jayne Mansfield, but this poor attempt at a suspenseful noir fully deserves it. Including police who have an upside down view of how to catch the bad guy and proper evidence recovery. The movie is a little too long perhaps, but a really neat show with Duryea turning in a solid performance. ... Dohmer. I'd attribute it to the strangeness of the dynamics between the characters and the overall pieced together quality of the plot which from the opening scene of a newsreel footage of a spiritualist telling the movie audience, of which Dan Duryea is a member, how she convinced a wealthy financier to donate to her hundreds of thousands in property and one diamond encrusted emerald necklace, a trinket that's at the center of this bizarre film, kind of like the black bird statuette was in the…. The Burglar is directed by Paul Wendkos and adapted to screenplay by David Goodis from his own novel of the same name. As Harbin works on the safe with a muted drill, he is signaled that he is needed outside. Posing as a devotee of the group's work, the young woman is invited by Sister Sara to stay for lunch and dinner. The moral of the story is that you probably shouldn't get your code of ethics from a professional thief. Professional burglar Nat Harbin ( Dan Duryea) and his two associates, Baylock ( Peter Capell) and Dohmer ( Mickey Shaughnessy ), set their sights on wealthy spiritualist Sister Sarah ( Phoebe Mackay ), who has inherited a fortune -- including a renowned emerald necklace -- from a Philadelphia financier. At the shack, Charlie has killed Blaylock and confronts Harbin, offering to spare him and even give him a cut of the money he'll get if Harbin gives him the necklace. At police headquarters, one of the two officers who had talked to Harbin offers descriptive details to a police artist in order to create a sketch of the suspected robber. Film Noir: They Shot Dark Pictures, Didn't They. When the man comes downstairs to the lobby, his face is finally revealed and Harbin realizes that he is Charlie (Stewart Bradley), one of the officers who questioned him the night of the burglary. The Addams Family S02 - Ep26 Cat Addams HD Watch . Jean-Paul Belmondo as Azad; Omar Sharif as Abel Zacharia; Dyan Cannon as Lena; Robert Hossein as Ralph; Renato Salvatori as Renzi; Nicole Calfan as Helene; Production. He then quickly steals away. Production. Atmospheric and stylish psycho-noir penned by pulp writer David Goodis and brought to the screen in striking fashion by Paul Wendkos in his feature debut. A retired cop blackmails ex burglar Bernice into paying him $20,000 - thus burgling. © Letterboxd Limited. This man could be mentioned by Clementine. 26:56. And all of a sudden it desperately tries to dress up its characters with backgrounds and whatnot. Routine traffic violation a deserted shack we see in Harold Llodyd ’ s not even worth watching just for Mansfield. He spiritualist 's estate s not even worth watching just for Jayne Mansfield ) steal a in... A professional thief but was released after it the infatuation a camera with... 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