The Burglar

USA | 1956 | 90 minutes | Paul Wendkos

February 19, 2019

A safecracker and his crew get away with robbing an emerald necklace, but that was the easy part and someone with worse intentions is on to them.

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Veteran safecracker Nat (Dan Duryea) has enough on hands, trying to get away clean with the spoils from a daring B&E-without having to shield his "ward," nubile, voluptuous Gladden (Jayne Mansfield) from his rough and randy crew. The psychosexual dynamics grow steadily darker as Nat tries to outrun his destiny. The guilt-laden caper is given a stylized visual workout by whiz-kid director Paul Wendkos.

  • Director: Paul Wendkos
  • Principal Cast: Dan Duryea, Jayne Mansfield, Martha Vickers, Peter Capell, Mickey Shaughnessy
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1956
  • Running Time: 90 minutes
  • Producer: Louis W. Kelman
  • Screenplay: David Goodis
  • Cinematographers: Don Malkames
  • Language: English
  • Format: 35mm