Three men (Curtis, Taxton, and Geller) rob a series of banks in coastal towns, then abandon their rented getaway cars and disguise themselves as fishermen so they can walk to the beach and escape in a small boat piloted by their leader, Miles Lauber. After robbing the Cresdale City Bank, they shoot a witness in front of the bank and assault skin diver Bill Martin on the beach to conceal their escape. Dan Mathews and his officers get a description of the men and their boat from Martin. When the nearby Fairgrove Bank is robbed of $100,000, Dan and Officer Hansen are able to track the three men to the beach, but find they must first ensure the safety of two small children who are playing nearby.Written by
$100,000.00 in 1956 had the same buying power as $882,555.97 in 2016. See more »
The robbers while on the beach are all wearing jackets, yet the skin diver is wearing only swim trunks. If it were cool enough for jackets, the diver would wear a wetsuit. With an air date in February 1956, it was filmed in the winter of 1955, so the apparel of the robbers was correct. See more »
The average citizen in America, wherever he lives, does not expect to be robbed or assaulted or victimized. And the average criminal, although his chief weapon is surprise, usually does the expected after his crime. Usually he is quickly caught. Occasionally a criminal does the unexpected.
See more »
A fuzzy-cheeked Stuart Whitman plays an ocean diver waylaid on a beach by 3 bank robbers posing as fishermen. But in smaller supporting roles were 2 actors who portrayed legendary Western heroes in TV series of the 1950's. Guy (Zorro) Williams played a highway patrol officer and John Hart, who briefly replaced Clayton Moore on a season of The Lone Ranger, was the highway patrol dispatcher.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this