Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

Odds Against Tomorrow


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This suspenseful and violent crime drama finds three debt-ridden and very different men plotting a bank robbery. The men plan to steal enough money for all to pay off their debts and start over. However, anxiety, prejudice, and suspicion threaten to end the partnership and their lives.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: John O. Killens, Nelson Gidding, Abraham Polonsky
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 2, 2003



as Johnny Ingram

as Earle Slater

as Dave Burke

as Soldier in Bar

as Bacco

as Moriarity

as Girl in Bar

as Bartender

as Policeman

as Hotel Clerk

as Elevator Operator

as Fan with Dog

as Ambulance Attendant

as Captain of Waiters

as Bank Guard

as Bank Manager

as Bank Secretary

as Bus Station Clerk

as Police Chief
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Critic Reviews for Odds Against Tomorrow

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

A taut, downbeat, New York-shot bank heist thriller.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Ambitious but mainly unsuccessful.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

A powerful film noir that underscores socially conscious issues.

Full Review… | January 29, 2005
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

July 6, 2005

Audience Reviews for Odds Against Tomorrow

Solid crime caper is a little heavy on the symbolism but is well acted and tightly directed with an intriguing and apt music score. Gloria Grahame, who looks pretty rough, is wasted in a small meaningless part.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Good stuff. It's been quite a few years since the last time I saw a Harry Belafonte film, I had forgotten just what a tremendous actor he really is (was). This is a noir classic that will hold your attention wire to wire.

Note: Did the ending remind anyone else of White Heat? ("Top of the world, Ma!")

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

One of the last great noir films. Robert Wise's direction is superb as are all the performances. You feel bad for everyone (well, except maybe Robert Ryan) and the climax (As well as most of the movie) is almost heartbreaking even if it's completely expected.

Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

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