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|The Great St Louis Bank Robbery|
Actors: Steve McQueen, David Clarke, Molly McCarthy
Director: Charles Guggenheim
Genres: Mystery & Suspense
Classic Black & White An ex-football hero takes a wrong turn and ends up with a gang of thieves planning to knock over a bank. Shot at the actual location of the robbery and with the appearance of the St. Louis police off... more »
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Elizabeth B. (bethieof96) from NINETY SIX, SC
Reviewed on 7/14/2013...
This movie is good but not great. Being a true story made it interesting for me and seeing Steve McQueen in an early role.
Leendert S. (qrazydutch) from OAK HARBOR, WA
Reviewed on 3/10/2009...
He, Steve McQueen fans....If you haven't watch this one, then catch up.....
First great McQueen role
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 01/19/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While it's true that Steve McQueen's first movie lead role was in the not-very-scary fright film, THE BLOB (1958), it was in his very next picture that Steve proved he was star material.
In THE GREAT ST. LOUIS BANK ROBBERY (1959), McQueen hires out as "wheel man" to a small gang. In this true story, the bank heist quickly devolves into a hostage situation that ends disastrously. Shot on the actual location using non-actors who were both victims of and respondents to the crime, this picture has a realism that makes it worth seeing.
Steve McQueen took his TV western experience with him when he appeared in the John Sturges classic, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (1960). He co-stars here with Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn and James Coburn.
Parenthetical number preceding title is a 1 to 10 viewer poll rating found at a film resource website.
(5.9) The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery (1959) - Steve McQueen/Crahan Denton/David Clarke/Molly McCarthy/Martha Gable/Larry Gerst/Boyd Williams/Frank Novotny"