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Title:
Criss cross
Author:
Kraike, Michel, 1908-2006.
Publication Information:
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Video, [2004]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
An armored car driver is suckered into a burglary by his ex-wife and her hoodlum husband. Multiple back-stabbing and double-crosses ensue.
General Note:
[DVD version]

Title from container.

Based upon the novel by Don Tracy.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1948.
Language:
English

French

Spanish
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
ISBN:
9781417011605
UPC:
025192549922
Format :
DVD

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Steve Thompson (Burt Lancaster) returns home after a few years of knocking around the country following his divorce from good-time girl Anna (Yvonne De Carlo). Getting his old job back driving an armored car, and not even convincing himself that he's making a new start, he also wants his old wife back. When he finds Anna, he quickly learns that she is involved with gangster Slim Dundee (Dan Duryea). Nonetheless, they carry on a clandestine affair, with Steve foolishly believing that Anna will return to him. Even after she marries Slim, Steve, with her encouragement, masochistically clings to this doomed obsession. So when Slim catches them together, Steve ad libs plans for an armored car robbery that includes Slim. The two rivals form an uneasy and untrusting collaboration, but Steve and Anna plan to double cross Slim. However, the title of Robert Siodmak's film noir gem is, not incidentally, Criss Cross. ~ Steve Press, Rovi