Criss Cross

Criss Cross

Director: Robert Siodmak Cast: Burt Lancaster, Yvonne de Carlo, Dan Duryea

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Overview

Steve Thompson (Burt Lancaster) returns home after a few years of knocking around the country following his divorce from good-time girl Anna (Yvonne De Carlo). Getting his old job back driving an armored car, and not even convincing himself that he's making a new start, he also wants his old wife back. When he finds Anna, he quickly learns that she is involved with gangster Slim Dundee (Dan Duryea). Nonetheless, they carry on a clandestine affair, with Steve foolishly believing that Anna will return to him. Even after she marries Slim, Steve, with her encouragement, masochistically clings to this doomed obsession. So when Slim catches them together, Steve ad libs plans for an armored car robbery that includes Slim. The two rivals form an uneasy and untrusting collaboration, but Steve and Anna plan to double cross Slim. However, the title of Robert Siodmak's film noir gem is, not incidentally, Criss Cross.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/23/2019
UPC: 0826663200225
Original Release: 1948
Rating: NR
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 13,799

Special Features

New 4K scan of The Original Nitrate Negative; New Commentary by Film Historian Jim Hemphill; Theatrical Trailer; Still Gallery; Poster and Lobby Card Still Gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Burt Lancaster Steve Thompson
Yvonne De Carlo Anna
Dan Duryea Slim Dundee
Stephen McNally Lt. Pete Ramirez
Richard Long Slade Thompson
Tom Pedi Vincent
Percy Helton Frank
Alan Napier Finchley
Griff Barnett Pop
Meg Randall Helen
Joan Miller The Lush
Edna Holland Mrs. Thompson
John Doucette Walt
Marc Krah Mort
James O'Reare Waxie
John Miller Midget
Tim Hawkins Boy
Robert Osterloh Mr. Nelson
Vincent Renno Headwaiter
Charles Wagenheim Waiter
Tony Curtis Gigolo
Beatrice Roberts Nurse
Isabel Randolph Nurse
Garry Owen Johnny
Gene Evans Guard
George Lynn Andy
Michael Cisney Chester
Robert Winkler Clark
Lee Tung Foo Chinese Cook
Ann Staunton Girl
Dolores Castle Girl
Diane Stewart Girl
Geraldine Jordan Girl
Kippee Valez Girl Friend
Vito Scotti Track Usher
John Roy Bartender
Kenneth Patterson Guard
Stephen Roberts Doctor

Technical Credits
Robert Siodmak Director
Oliver Emert Set Decoration/Design
Daniel Fuchs Screenwriter
Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Bernard Herzbrun Art Director
David S. Horsley Special Effects
Ted Kent Editor
Michael Kraike Producer
Boris Leven Art Director
Franz Planer Cinematographer
Miklós Rózsa Score Composer
Bud Westmore Makeup
Yvonne Wood Costumes/Costume Designer

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Criss Cross 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Robert Siodmak¿s ¿Criss Cross¿ is a stylishly bleak, torrid and brilliant ménage a trois of shadowy intersecting lives in which all the multilayered plot entanglements are tainted with a threat of violence and ultimately lead to ruin and betrayal. Burt Lancaster is Steve Thompson, a love-struck mama¿s boy who returns from a one year sabbatical after his painful divorce from the love of his life, Anna (Yvonne DeCarlo) only to discover that Anna is eager to rekindle their love. The lure is not without its own subtext. Against his better judgment, Steve jumps into the deep end of the pool, so to speak, and once more, ignites his tawdry lust that ends miserably when Anna decides to better herself ¿ financially, at least ¿ by marrying mobster, Slim Dundee (Dan Duryea). But Anna isn¿t quite ready to give up her playtime with her former husband. When the two are nearly exposed by one of Slim¿s bodyguards, Steve plots against Slim by saying that the two are planning on an armored-truck robbery, one which results in a maelstrom of greedy, godless passion from which no one escapes. Universal has done a magnificent job of remastering ¿Criss Cross¿ for DVD. The gray scale is very well balanced with deep solid blacks and whites that are clean. There¿s a hint film grain and some age related artifacts. Also, some edge enhancement and pixelization, but none of these shortcomings distract from a visual presentation that is a considerable improvement over previously issued VHS tapes. There are, unfortunately, no extras on this disc. Nevertheless, it is a good disc to add to your library of classic cinema.