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Black Tuesday (1954)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 6 May 1955 (France)
Gangster Vincent Canelli and bank robber Peter Manning escape from Death Row minutes before their execution by electric chair.

Director:

Hugo Fregonese

Writers:

Sydney Boehm (screenplay), Sydney Boehm (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Edward G. Robinson ... Vincent Canelli
Jean Parker ... Hatti Combest
Peter Graves ... Peter Manning
Milburn Stone ... Father Slocum
Warren Stevens ... Joey Stewart
Sylvia Findley Sylvia Findley ... Ellen Norris
Jack Kelly ... Frank Carson
Hal Baylor ... Lou Mehrtens
James Bell ... John Norris
Vic Perrin Vic Perrin ... Dr. Hart
Russell Johnson ... Howard Sloane
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Storyline

Vicious gangster Vincent Canelli pulls off a daring prison escape just moments before going to the electric chair, taking with him Peter Manning - a bank robber and cop killer who was to die right after him. Taking several hostages along, they try to get their hands on the loot from Manning's robbery to finance their escape from the country. Written by scgary66

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Rough... ruthless... real! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 1955 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Martes tragico See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Black and White (Eastman Tri-X)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film was banned by the Memphis Censor Board due to the film's grimness and brutality. See more »

Goofs

When one of the gang is injured and needs an operation, Robinson orders a captive to donate blood, and the man does so. However, he does not know--and no test is made to determine--if the man has a blood group compatible with that of the patient. See more »

Quotes

Father Slocum: Listen to me, Vincent... you can't keep on killing and killing.
Vincent Canelli: No? Just watch me.
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Connections

Referenced in Il Bidone (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Tuesday Blues
by Bob Parrish
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When they said Robinson outdoes his Little Ceaser and Key Largo, IT WASN'T HYPE !!!
15 April 2002 | by brliqqSee all my reviews

Edward G. Robinson shows he still could do the gangster role and keep the performances fresh. Unlike the mob bosses Robinson played in

"Little Ceaser", "The Last Gangster", and "Key Largo", the role of Vincent Canelli is more modern and vicious than the typical cigar chewing prohabtion gangster. Canelli and gunman Manning{Peter Graves} await their death sentence with a bunch of other prisoners on death row. Canelli's mob kidnap the daughter of one of the prison guards and

blackmail the guard in helping the death row inmates bust outta the joint!! Canelli needs Manning's money that he stashed away for his final getaway and Manning is just looking for freedom. The story leads

to a moral climatic stand-off with escaped killers vs. the police. The soul-less Canelli shows how low killers will go to survive. Great performance by Robinson and Graves, especially Robinson who plays a

gangster ahead of those times. It's sad that not enough people know about this movie. If your any type of gangster, suspense, or just a Eddie G. fan, GET YOUR HANDS ON A COPY OF THIS FILM... NYA'SEE!!!!!


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