The Burglar
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The Burglar
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 a very valuable diamond necklace stashed away. Nat's half-sister Gladden (Jayne Mansfield) -- who also has a criminal past -- asks to tag along, and Nat agrees. However, it turns out to be more of a mistake than he imagined when Charlie (Stewart Bradley), an unscrupulous cop trailing the thieves, catches them in the act and kidnaps Gladden, demanding… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Eric Melin,
"The film succeeds as a visual feast..."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"...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..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Parallax View
"Not the perfect crime, but not a bad movie."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
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