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1950s Heist Movies

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The Ladykillers(1955)

NR
| 1h 31min | Comedy, Crime
3.7/5 (with 124 votes)

A gang of five diverse oddball criminal types rent a two-room apartment in an old house on a London cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow with three pet parrots. The group's mastermind, Professor Marcus, tells her a cover story that they are members of an amateur string quintet and would like to use the rooms to hone their musical skills. In reality, they're plotting to rob an armored bank van and plan to use Mrs. Wilberforce's naiveté and her Victorian sensibilities to their advantage.

The Asphalt Jungle(1950)

NR
| 1h 52min | Crime, Drama
3.8/5 (with 125 votes)

Recently paroled from prison, legendary burglar "Doc" Riedenschneider, with funding from Alonzo Emmerich, a crooked lawyer, gathers a small group of veteran criminals together in the Midwest for a big jewel heist.

Rififi(1955)

1h 58min | Drama, Action, Crime
4.0/5 (with 136 votes)

Out of prison after a five-year stretch, jewel thief Tony turns down a quick job his friend Jo offers him, until he discovers that his old girlfriend Mado has become the lover of local gangster Pierre Grutter during Tony's absence. Expanding a minor smash-and-grab into a full-scale jewel heist, Tony and his crew appear to get away clean, but their actions after the job is completed threaten the lives of everyone involved.

Big Deal on Madonna Street(1958)

1h 46min | Comedy, Crime
4.1/5 (with 215 votes)

Best friends Peppe and Mario are thieves, but they're not very good at it. Still, Peppe thinks that he's finally devised a master heist that will make them rich. With the help of some fellow criminals, he plans to dig a tunnel from a rented apartment to the pawnshop next door, where they can rob the safe. But his plan is far from foolproof, and the fact that no one in the group has any experience digging tunnels proves to be the least of their problems.

The Lavender Hill Mob(1951)

1h 18min | Comedy, Crime
3.6/5 (with 63 votes)

A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipments of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country.

Bob le Flambeur(1956)

1h 43min | Drama, Action, Crime
3.7/5 (with 62 votes)

In Paris, Bob Montagne is practically synonymous with gambling -- and winning. He is kind, classy and well-liked by virtually everyone in town, including police inspector Ledru. However, when Bob's luck turns sour, he begins to lose friends and makes the most desperate gamble of his life: to rob the Deauville casino during Grand Prix weekend, when the vaults are full. Unfortunately, Bob soon learns that the game is rigged and the cops are on to him.

Armored Car Robbery(1950)

NR
| 1h 7min | Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 17 votes)

The film tells the story of a well-planned robbery of an armored car when it stops at a sports stadium. Yet, the heist goes awry, and a tough Los Angeles cop is in hot pursuit.

Fiasco in Milan(1959)

1h 45min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 26 votes)

The usual gang of robbers in engaged by a thief from Milan to steal a suitcase full of money, but troubles will menace the success of the operation.

Highway 301(1950)

1h 23min | Crime
3.6/5 (with 6 votes)

The "Tri-State" gang goes on a successful bank robbing streak causing local authorities to turn up the heat on the daring career criminals.

Bugs and Thugs(1954)

7min | Animation
3.3/5 (with 11 votes)

When Bugs calls a cab he doesn't know it's the getaway car for a couple of bankrobbers (he does know the capital of Nevada).

Directed by Friz Freleng

5 Against the House(1955)

1h 24min | Drama, Action, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 11 votes)

Former war-time Army buddies now students in college decide to rip off a Reno casino.

Violent Saturday(1955)

1h 30min | Drama, Crime
3.6/5 (with 16 votes)

Three men case a small town very carefully, with plans to rob the bank on the upcoming Saturday, which turns violent and deadly.

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The Badlanders(1958)

1h 23min | Western
3.2/5 (with 9 votes)

Two men are released from the Arizona Territorial Prison at Yuma in 1898. One, the Dutchman, is out to get both gold and revenge from the people of a small mining town who had him imprisoned unjustly. The other, McBain, is just trying to go straight, but that is easier said than done once the Dutchman involves him in his gold theft scheme.

The Rebel Set(1959)

1h 12min | Drama
1.4/5 (with 5 votes)

Three beatniks are brought together to rob an armored car, only to face betrayal from amongst their ranks.

Directed by Gene Fowler Jr.

The Adventures of Arsène Lupin(1957)

1h 39min | Mystery, Crime
3.1/5 (with 7 votes)

He is extremely popular among the population, because he allows the needy to share in his acquired wealth. Before entering the service of the German Emperor Wilhelm II, he removes his vault in Alsace, steals two paintings of old masters, steals valuable gems and calls out to the police prefect to avoid his arrest. But this time he risks being seriously recognized. Lupine must once again use his fine intellect to deftly escape the situation.

Roadblock(1951)

1h 13min | Crime
2.8/5 (with 5 votes)

An insurance agent's greedy girlfriend with a taste for mink leads him to a life of crime.

The Hoodlum(1951)

NR
| 1h 1min | Drama, Thriller, Crime
3.3/5 (with 7 votes)

Vincent Lubeck is a vicious ex-convict. His criminal activities are despised by his family, but he uses and abuses them in the course of his crimes. Eventually his own brother must stand up to him.

The Facts of Murder(1959)

1h 55min | Crime, Drama
3.7/5 (with 11 votes)

A police inspector comes into contact with people of all types and dispositions during a grueling murder investigation.

Six Bridges to Cross(1955)

1h 36min | Crime, Drama
3.3/5 (with 5 votes)

Follow the evolution of a small time juvenile delinquent hood to a big time racketeer. Based on the famous 1950 Brinks Robbery in Boston that netted the crooks $2.5 million. The story delves into the psychology of the perpetrators, as well as the intricate mechanics of the hold-up.

South Pacific Trail(1952)

NR
| 1h | Western

Rex, Slim and the boys are fired by a wealthy rancher but decide to help him out when his daughter intends on marrying a shifty, gold-digging actor. Meanwhile, the rancher's foreman executes plans for a train robbery.

Directed by William Witney - With Rex Allen

Riff Raff Girls(1959)

1h 50min
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Vicky de Berlin, a female gangster, haunted by wartime memories , runs a floating night-club in Brussel. Marcel, her partner and lover, is in charge of the banknotes forgery manufacture concealed in the bottom of the boat. He decides to rob the Bank of Belgium and exchange a huge sum of counterfeit money for its equivalent in genuine one. But things get complicated when Yoko, the she leader of another gang and her lover The Bug interfere...

The City Defends Itself(1951)

1h 14min | Crime, Drama
3.3/5 (with 3 votes)

Four criminals commit a robbery at a soccer stadium, and then split up to try to hide separately from the police.

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