5 Against the House (1955) - Rotten Tomatoes

5 Against the House1955

5 Against the House (1955)





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In this film noir, five college students laughingly devise a perfect plan for robbing a casino in Reno. At first they do it just to pass the time, but one of them is deeply in debt and successfully cajoles his peers into carrying through with their plans.

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Guy Madison
as Al Mercer
Kim Novak
as Kay Greylek
William Conrad
as Eric Berg
Jack Diamond
as Francis Spieglebauer
Jean Willes
as Virginia
John Zaremba
as Robert Fenton
George Brand
as Jack Roper
Mark Hanna
as Brad Lacey
Carroll McComas
as Mrs. Valent
Hugh Sanders
as Pat Winters
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Critic Reviews for 5 Against the House

All Critics (2)

Strange caper film with odd touches in character and setting.

December 29, 2015 | Full Review…

Under Karlson's sharp direction, it becomes easy to forget that this heist for fun plot-line was a crackpot idea and highly unlikely to happen in real life.

June 28, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 5 Against the House

What was enjoyable in this movie was seeing actors that later in life became more famous then this movie would make them. Brian Keith, smoking away as the tough guy who later played Uncle Bill in Family Affair, William Conrad who was later in Cannon and Jake and the Fat Man, and the beautiful Kim Novak, and many more. All combined to make a film about some college students going to Las Vegas to hold up a casino, Brian Keith plays the war veteran from the Korean War who's just not fully recovered from the things he saw and did, So this makes for a bad road ahead. Its Film Noir, and worth 3 stars.

Bruce Bruce
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