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Highway 301 (1950)

Highway 301 (1950)

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Filmmaker Andrew Stone was always a staunch believer in realism at all costs. Thus it was that much of Highway 301 was lensed on a genuine (and very busy) interstate highway. Based on fact, the film recounts the bloody exploits of the notorious "Tri-State Gang," which preyed upon truck drivers. Gang leader George Legenza (Steve Cochran) will kill anyone who stands in his way--even his own henchmen. Before meeting his well-deserved demise, Legenza leads the authorities on a not-so-merry chase through Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland. A few welcome comic moments are provided by Virginia Grey, playing the soap-opera-fan wife of one of the gang members.

Cast

Steve Cochran
as George Legenza
Robert Webber
as William B. Phillips
Richard Egan
as Herbie Brooks
Virginia Grey
as Mary Simms
Gaby André
as Lee Fontaine
Edmon Ryan
as Truscott
Wally Cassell
as Robert Mais
Aline Towne
as Madeline Welton
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Enjoyable action-filled B film crime drama that wants us to know that crime doesn't pay.

February 3, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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