The Burglar
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The Burglar
Professional burglar Nat Harbin (Dan Duryea) and his two associates, Baylock (Peter Capell) and Dohmer (Mickey Shaughnessy), set their sights on wealthy spiritualist Sister Sarah (Phoebe Mackay), who has inherited a fortune -- including a renowned emerald necklace -- from a Philadelphia financier. Using Nat's female ward, Gladden (Jayne Mansfield), to pose as an admirer and case the mansion where the woman lives, they set up what looks like a perfect break-in; even when Nat's car is spotted by a couple of cops, he bluffs his way through, gets the necklace, and makes the getaway. But… 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, Scene-Stealers.com
"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, TheMovieChicks.com
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