5 Against the House (1955)

5 Against the House


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In this film noir, five college students laughingly devise a perfect plan for robbing a casino in Reno. At first they do it just to pass the time, but one of them is deeply in debt and becoming increasingly distraught about it. He successfully cajoles his peers into carrying through with their plans.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
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Written By: William Bowers, John Barnwell, Stirling Silliphant
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On DVD: Nov 3, 2009



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Under Karlson's sharp direction, it becomes easy to forget that this heist for fun plot-line was a crackpot idea and highly unlikely to happen in real life.

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Audience Reviews for 5 Against the House

What was enjoyable in this movie was seeing actors that later in life became more famous then this movie would make them. Brian Keith, smoking away as the tough guy who later played Uncle Bill in Family Affair, William Conrad who was later in Cannon and Jake and the Fat Man, and the beautiful Kim Novak, and many more. All combined to make a film about some college students going to Las Vegas to hold up a casino, Brian Keith plays the war veteran from the Korean War who's just not fully recovered from the things he saw and did, So this makes for a bad road ahead. Its Film Noir, and worth 3 stars.

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