Drive a Crooked Road (1954) - Rotten Tomatoes

Drive a Crooked Road1954

Drive a Crooked Road (1954)





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In this film noir, a melancholy mechanic and race-car driver is coerced into assisting two bank robbers pull a bank heist. They lure him in with one of the robber's beautiful girlfriends, and he helps them with the job. The thieves reward him but make plans to dispose of him.

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Mickey Rooney
as Eddie Shannon
Dianne Foster
as Barbara Mathews
Kevin McCarthy
as Steve Norris
Jack Kelly
as Harold Baker
Mort Mills
as Garage Foreman
Mike Mahoney
as Police Officer
George Paul
as Police Officer
John Damler
as Police Officer
John Close
as Police Officer
Mel Roberts
as Customer
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Critic Reviews for Drive a Crooked Road

All Critics (4)

Mickey Rooney-completely rid, for once, of his Andy Hardy mannerisms-is an honest mechanic who falls in with bank robbers and a dame. Surprisingly good, and recommended.

November 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Rooney is certainly understated and extremely effective. Richard Quine keeps everything in nice balance and by its downer of an ending, Drive a Crooked Road turns out to be quietly affecting.

February 23, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

... what I like to call beachhouse noir, a world away from the classic nocturnal urban style with its coast highways and sunny beaches and sleek West Coast architecture.

February 19, 2012 | Full Review…

It's the simpleness of this tale and lack of any pretensions that makes it convincing but not necessarily sparkling.

September 3, 2003 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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