Odds Against Tomorrow
February 21, 2019
A disgraced former police officer hires two very different men for a bank heist; however, suspicion and prejudice threaten to end the partnership.
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One of the tensest heist movies ever made is also an angry riff on race relations in America, predating the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. A trio of desperate men (Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, and Ed Begley) plan a last-ditch bank robbery in upstate New York. But Ryan's bigotry and Belafonte's pride keeps the tension simmering-leading to an explosive climax. Gloria Grahame and Shelley Winters offer kinky and melancholy support, respectively.
- Director: Robert Wise
- Principal Cast: Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Ed Begley, Gloria Grahame, Shelley Winters
- Country: USA
- Year: 1959
- Running Time: 96 minutes
- Producer: Robert Wise
- Screenplay: Abraham Polonsky
- Cinematographers: Joseph C. Brun
- Language: English