Crime Wave

Crime Wave (1953)

Before your shocked eyes -- the city blasted SIN-SIDE OUT!

  • Genre: Crime, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1953-10-22
  • User Rating: 7/10 from 68 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 13min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: André de Toth
star 7/10
From 68 Ratings


Reformed parolee Steve Lacey is caught in the middle when a wounded former cellmate seeks him out for shelter. The other two former cellmates then attempt to force him into doing a bank job.

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  • Sterling Hayden

    as Det. Lt. Sims
  • Gene Nelson

    as Steve Lacey
  • Phyllis Kirk

    as Ellen Lacey
  • Ted de Corsia

    as 'Doc' Penny
  • Charles Bronson

    as Ben Hastings
  • Jay Novello

    as Dr. Otto Hessler
  • Nedrick Young

    as Gat Morgan
  • James Bell

    as Daniel O'Keefe
  • Dub Taylor

    as Gus Snider
  • Gayle Kellogg

    as Detective Kelly
  • Mack Chandler

    as Sully
  • Iris Adrian

    as Hastings' Girlfriend (uncredited)
  • Joe Bassett

    as Cop (uncredited)
  • Charles Cane

    as Detective (uncredited)
  • Timothy Carey

    as Johnny Haslett (uncredited)
  • Fred Coby

    as Cop in Squad Car (uncredited)
  • Dennis Dengate

    as Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Eileen Elliott

    as Fourth Police Broadcaster (uncredited)
  • Fritz Feld

    as Jess (uncredited)
  • Charles Ferguson

    as Detective / Bank Officer (uncredited)
  • Diane Fortier

    as First Police Broadcaster (uncredited)
  • Kit Guard

    as Barfly at Counter (uncredited)
  • Jim Hayward

    as Zenner (uncredited)
  • Mary Alan Hokanson

    as Second Police Broadcaster (uncredited)
  • Thomas E. Jackson

    as Bank Guard (uncredited)
  • Fred Kelsey

    as Old Man Crossing Street (uncredited)
  • Jack Kenney

    as Lefty (uncredited)
  • Faith Kruger

    as Salvation Army Singer (uncredited)
  • Lyle Latell

    as Hoodlum at Counter (uncredited)
  • Harry Lauter

    as Roadblock Officer (uncredited)
  • Ruth Lee

    as Third Police Broadcaster (uncredited)
  • Richard Lightner

    as Mark (uncredited)
  • Bert Moorhouse

    as Detective (uncredited)
  • Mary Newton

    as Mrs. O'Keefe (uncredited)
  • Shirley O'Hara

    as Girl with Bandaged Man (uncredited)
  • John Pickard

    as Information Officer (uncredited)
  • George Ross

    as Cop (uncredited)
  • Ted Ryan

    as Bank Janitor (uncredited)
  • Sandy Sanders

    as Cop (uncredited)
  • Bill Schroff

    as Delivery Man (uncredited)
  • John Veitch

    as Information Officer (uncredited)
  • Shirley Whitney

    as Girl (uncredited)
  • Guy Wilkerson

    as Beer Drinker at Counter (uncredited)
  • Harry Wilson

    as Parolee (uncredited)
  • Jack Woody

    as Stoolie (uncredited)
  • Hank Worden

    as Sweeney (uncredited)
Directing André de Toth Director
Writing Bernard Gordon Adaptation
Writing Richard Wormser Adaptation
Writing Crane Wilbur Writer
Writing John Hawkins Story
Writing Ward Hawkins Story
Production Bryan Foy Producer
Sound David Buttolph Original Music Composer
Camera Bert Glennon Director of Photography
Editing Thomas Reilly Editor
Costume & Make-Up Gordon Bau Makeup Artist
Art Stanley Fleischer Art Direction
Art William L. Kuehl Set Decoration
Directing James McMahon Assistant Director
Sound Stanley Jones Sound
Costume & Make-Up Moss Mabry Wardrobe Designer
Sound Maurice De Packh Orchestrator