Crime Wave Movie Review Summary

Actors: Sterling Hayden, Gene Nelson, Charles Bronson, Phyllis Kirk

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CRIME WAVE is a Warner production directed by André De Toth in 1954.

After having committed a hold-up, three criminals ask ex-con Steve Lacey for shelter. Next, they force him to take part in a bank robbery but detective Sterling Hayden is not far from them.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes If this is a criminal POV story...    -   Armed robbery!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar worker Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets

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