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A Week In Film #115: Pubic domain

The Great St Louis Bank Robbery
Plodding, and not with great acting (for the most part) or memorable dialogue, but notable for its imaginative mise-en-scène. We’re talking about a noirish heist flick from 1959, based on a real bank robbery, and with a young Steve McQueen methoding up an early lead role as a fresh-faced college kid caught up in naughtiness but soon out of his depth. Directed by documentarian Charles Guggenheim, so lots of vérité camerawork.