Summer of Noir: Criss Cross

Burt Lancaster stars as Steve Thompson in this classic. Steve works for an armored car company and he’s mixed up with a criminal’s wife. When caught with the wife, Steve says he wanted to talk to the criminal about pulling a heist.

Dan Duryea was the criminal Slim and Yvonne De Carlo was Anna, Slim’s wife and Steve’s old flame. Dan Duryea was known for playing criminal’s and creeps. De Carlo was good and her scenes with Lancaster were good.

The supporting performances were good and I like Lancaster’s voice over and the repeated references to fate. The scene with the gang planing the heist was fun and I liked the consultant.

I think this is well worth seeing.


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