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Six Bridges to Cross (1955)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 29 January 1955 (Japan)
The emotional story of a lifelong friendship between a Boston rookie cop and a young street-wise delinquent.

Director:

Joseph Pevney

Writers:

Sydney Boehm (screenplay), Joseph F. Dinneen (story "They Stole $25,000,000 - And Got Away with It")
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tony Curtis ... Jerry Florea
George Nader ... Edward Gallagher
Julie Adams ... Ellen Gallagher
Jay C. Flippen ... Vincent Concannon
Sal Mineo ... Jerry Florea - as a Boy
Jan Merlin ... Andy Norris
Richard Castle Richard Castle ... Skids Radzevich
William Murphy ... Red Flanagan
Kendall Clark Kendall Clark ... Sanborn
Don Keefer ... Sherman
Harry Bartell ... Father Bonelli
Tito Vuolo ... Angie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeff Chandler ... Narrator
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Storyline

Youth gang leader Jerry Florea is shot fleeing from a crime scene by rookie cop Ed Gallagher. Result: "he'll never have children of his own." Ed and Jerry develop a mutually beneficial friendship: Jerry gets the benefit of the doubt, Ed gets information that brings him rapid promotion. As years and jail terms go by, Ed's friendship with this likable rogue becomes strained, as hope for his reform dwindles. Can Jerry redeem himself in the end? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Does This Smile Hide the Secret Behind the Great $2,500,000 Boston Robbery? See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1955 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Million Dollar Holdup See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,800,000, 31 December 1955
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Jeff Chandler wrote the lyrics for the title song "Six Bridges to Cross" which is sung by Sammy Davis, Jr. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Florea: Two things I can never be, Mrs. Gallagher. That's a father...and a citizen of my country.
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Connections

Referenced in What's My Line?: Tony Curtis & Bill Talbert (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

SIX BRIDGES TO CROSS
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Jeff Chandler
Performed by Sammy Davis Jr.
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Marvellously cerebral heist film
28 May 2000 | by aromatic-2See all my reviews

Tony Curtis gives one of the best performances of his career as the mastermind of an armoured car robbery. This movie avoids cliches and goes straight to original character development while paying meticulous detail to the orchestration of the caper. Thoroughly absorbing from every standpoint.


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