One of Bogart’s very best
Excellent 1940s Heist Movie
After being released from prison, notorious thief Roy Earle (Humphrey Bogart) is hired by his old boss to help a group of inexperienced criminals plan and carry out the robbery of a California resort.
Why is Ida Lupino top-billed in this film? I am not sure exactly who she is, and why they considered her a bigger star than Bogart (especially when Bogart has the bulk of the screen time). Not saying she was terrible or anything, but it just confuses me looking back.
This is a nice story of redemption, or lack thereof. Earle balances his jewel heist skills with his compassionate side of helping a young woman get foot surgery. There is also a strange love pentagon going on.