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The Burglar

The Burglar (1957)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1957 Wide

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Professional burglar Nat Harbin (Dan Duryea) and his two associates, Baylock (Peter Capell) and Dohmer (Mickey Shaughnessy), set their sights on wealthy spiritualist Sister Sarah (Phoebe Mackay), who has inherited a fortune -- including a renowned emerald necklace -- from a Philadelphia financier. Using Nat's female ward, Gladden (Jayne Mansfield), to pose as an admirer and case the mansion where the woman lives, they set up what looks like a perfect break-in; even when Nat's car is spotted by a

Unrated,

Mystery & Suspense, Drama

David Goodis

Sony Pictures Entertainment

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An underrated and overlooked gem, The Burglar is a very stylized film for a B movie. Wendkos uses striking camera angles and far-out set pieces to frame what is essentially a psychological story about family loyalty.

February 23, 2012 Full Review Source: Scene-Stealers.com
Scene-Stealers.com

...sordid world of twitchy crooks, flophouse hideouts, duplicity as a way of life, and an atmosphere dripping in sexual longing and lust, with fractured, jagged storytelling...

February 19, 2012 Full Review Source: Parallax View
Parallax View

Not the perfect crime, but not a bad movie.

June 13, 2003 Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com

The film succeeds as a visual feast...

April 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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    1. Nat Harbin: It's hot out there. Boiling hot!
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