Odds Against Tomorrow 1959
Dave Burke is an embittered ex-cop living in New York. His career was ruined when he was judged to be in contempt of court when he refused to talk during a corruption hearing. He didn’t get the pay-off that he expected from those that his silence protected, and after years of brooding he’s finally plotted the perfect crime.
He knows that a quiet upstate bank processes $200k in cash every Thursday evening. He also knows that an elderly guard routinely answers the bank’s side door around 6pm in order to accept a coffee and sandwich delivery from the African-American waiter who works at the luncheon bar in a local drugstore. This 6pm delivery is the bank’s obvious weak spot, but Burke needs two would-be rogues to help him put his plans into effect.
He selects an ex-military hothead and unemployable social misfit, Earle Slater, to be his muscle. To take the place of the regular deliveryman, he selects a nightclub singer, Johnny Ingram.
Both men initially turn Burke down. They’re not even petty thieves, let alone bank robbers, and they’re fearful of the severe consequences that getting caught will bring. In addition, Slater is a racist who refuses to work alongside a black man under any circumstances. However, Burke is a crafty operator who knows how to get what he wants and his subsequent machinations result in both men reluctantly agreeing to assist him...

Director: Robert Wise
Cast: Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame, Shelley Winters, Ed Begley, Will Kuluva
Country: USA
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

BD50 + DVD9 | 1080p AVC, PAL | 01:35:46 | 41.7 Gb + 7.62 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

• Odds Against Tomorrow post screening Q+A with Harry Belafonte (49:14)
• Adrian Wootton on Odds Against Tomorrow (29:31)
• The Guardian Interview: Robert Wise at the National Film Theatre ( 1:13:50)
• The John Player Lecture: Robert Ryan at the National Film Theatre
• Original trailer (3:10)

DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:36:04 | 3.88 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Francais, Espanol

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