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Odds Against Tomorrow

6.8
485
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Original title
Odds Against Tomorrow
Year
Running time
96 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Abraham Polonsky, Nelson Gidding, John O. Killens (Novel: William P. McGivern)
Music
John Lewis
Cinematography
Joseph C. Brun (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
HarBel Productions
Genre
Film noir. Drama | Crime. Heist Film. Racism. Melodrama. B Movie
Synopsis / Plot
Ex cop Dave Burke (Ed Begley) is looking to hire two men to assist him in a bank raid: Earl Slater (Robert Ryan), a white and racist ex-convict, and Johnny Ingram (Harry Belafonte), a black gambler and singer. Both are reluctant; but Burke arranges for Ingram's creditors to put pressure on him, while Slater feels humiliated by his failure to provide for his girl-friend; they eventually accept. But Slater loathes and despises blacks, and the tensions in the gang rapidly mount.
Awards
1959: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Film Promoting International Understanding
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