Odds Against Tomorrow 05/29/18

Olive Films

“Racial Tolerance: It’s Good for America AND good for Criminals!” ¬†Harry Belafonte’s second production is a noir keeper, thanks to a top-flight cast and sharp direction by Robert Wise. The big heist is on, but Robert Ryan’s anger management problem all but assures doom and disaster. It’s Wise’s last gritty action picture before moving up to big-scale audience pleasers; he pulls off some slick images with film sensitive to infra-red light. Co-starring Shelley Winters, Ed Begley, Gloria Grahame, Richard Bright, Wayne Rogers and Zohra Lampert. On Blu-ray from Olive Films.