Blueprint for Robbery


1h 27m 1961

Film Details

Also Known As
The Big Boston Robbery
Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
Boston opening: 18 Jan 1961
Production Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

Boston nightclub owner Chips McGann organizes a group of mobsters to rob an armored car service. Ex-convict Red Mack is masterminding the plan on the condition that they wait for his old friend Pop Kane to finish a jail sentence. When Pop is released, the plans are completed, and several weeks are devoted to careful preparations. The gang then don grotesque Halloween masks, enter the armored car building, and make off with more than $2 million. As previously agreed, McGann is to keep all the money until the Massachusetts statute of limitations runs out in 3 1/2 years. A short time after the heist, Red is jailed on a minor robbery charge, but McGann refuses, despite Pop's pleas, to furnish the bail. Red is paroled, and McGann attempts to have him killed, but Red survives. The police become suspicious, revoke his parole, and lock him up again. When he refuses to talk, they tell him that they plan to arrest Pop on a parole violation charge and send him back to prison for life. Red then agrees to provide the evidence if Pop is cleared of all charges and permitted to return to his native Ireland. After the remainder of the gang have been apprehended, a meeting is arranged between Pop and Red. Pop, unaware that Red has saved him from life imprisonment, accuses him of being an informer and walks out of the room.

Film Details

Also Known As
The Big Boston Robbery
Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
Boston opening: 18 Jan 1961
Production Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

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Trivia

Notes

Based on a 1950 armored car robbery in Boston. The film's advisor, Preston G. Smith, served as warden of the U. S. Federal Prison at Terminal Island, California. The working title of this film is The Big Boston Robbery.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 31, 1960

Based on a 1950 armored car robbery in Boston.

Released in United States Winter December 31, 1960