5 Against The House

One of Jack Finney’s best and most neglected thrillers, adapted by Sterling Silliphant and John Barnwellabout five college chums scheming to rob Harold’s Club in Reno, Nevada, to prove their ingenuityyields a tidy Phil Karlson noir (1955), filmed in Reno with a fair amount of grit as well as polish. With Guy Madison, Brian Keith, and the incomparable Kim Novak. (JR)

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