The Burglar
The Burglar (1957)

In this tense crime drama, jewel thief Nat Harbin (Dan Duryea) joins forces with two of his buddies, Baylock (Peter Capell) and Dohmer (Mickey Shaughnessy), for a job at the estate of famed spiritualist Sister Sarah (Phoebe Mackay), who has… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1957
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Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film succeeds as a visual feast...

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

...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...

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Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone
TheMovieChicks.com

Not the perfect crime, but not a bad movie.

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