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Crime Wave (1953)

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73 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Reformed parolee Steve Lacey is caught in the middle when a wounded former cellmate seeks him out for shelter.
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Writers
Crane Wilbur (screen play) | Bernard Gordon (adaptation) | Richard Wormser (adaptation) | John Hawkins (story "Criminal's Mark") | Ward Hawkins (story "Criminal's Mark")
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Status
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Updated Oct 22, 1953

Release date
Mar 6, 1954 (United States)

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48 cast members
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Sterling Hayden
Det. Lt. Sims Det. Lt. Sims   See fewer
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Gene Nelson
Steve Lacey Steve Lacey   See fewer
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Phyllis Kirk
Ellen Lacey Ellen Lacey   See fewer
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Ted de Corsia
'Doc' Penny 'Doc' Penny   See fewer
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Charles Bronson
Ben Hastings (as Charles Buchinsky) Ben Hastings (as Charles Buchinsky)   See fewer
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Jay Novello
Dr. Otto Hessler Dr. Otto Hessler   See fewer
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Nedrick Young
Gat Morgan (as Ned Young) Gat Morgan (as Ned Young)   See fewer
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James Bell
Daniel O'Keefe Daniel O'Keefe   See fewer
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Dub Taylor
Gus Snider (as Dubb Taylor) Gus Snider (as Dubb Taylor)   See fewer
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Gayle Kellogg
Detective Kelly Detective Kelly   See fewer
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Mack Chandler
Detective Sully Detective Sully   See fewer
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Iris Adrian
Hastings' Girlfriend (uncredited) Hastings' Girlfriend (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Bassett
Cop (uncredited) Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Cane
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Timothy Carey
Johnny Haslett (uncredited) Johnny Haslett (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Clarke
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Fred Coby
Cop in Squad Car (uncredited) Cop in Squad Car (uncredited)   See fewer
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Doris Day
Doris Day - Radio Singer (voice) (uncredited) Doris Day - Radio Singer (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dennis Dengate
Police Officer (uncredited) Police Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eileen Elliott
4th Police Broadcaster (uncredited) 4th Police Broadcaster (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fritz Feld
Jess (uncredited) Jess (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Ferguson
Detective / Bank Officer (uncredited) Detective / Bank Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Diane Fortier
1st Police Broadcaster (uncredited) 1st Police Broadcaster (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kit Guard
Barfly at Counter (uncredited) Barfly at Counter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jim Hayward
Zenner (uncredited) Zenner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Alan Hokanson
2nd 1Police Broadcaster (uncredited) 2nd 1Police Broadcaster (uncredited)   See fewer
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Thomas E. Jackson
Bank Guard (uncredited) Bank Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Kelsey
Old Man Crossing Street (uncredited) Old Man Crossing Street (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Kenney
Lefty (uncredited) Lefty (uncredited)   See fewer
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Faith Kruger
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Lyle Latell
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Harry Lauter
Roadblock Officer (uncredited) Roadblock Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ruth Lee
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Richard Lightner
Mark (uncredited) Mark (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Moorhouse
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Newton
Mrs. O'Keefe (uncredited) Mrs. O'Keefe (uncredited)   See fewer
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Shirley O'Hara
Girl with Bandaged Man (uncredited) Girl with Bandaged Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Pickard
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George Ross
Cop (uncredited) Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted Ryan
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Sandy Sanders
Cop (uncredited) Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Schroff
Delivery Man (uncredited) Delivery Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Veitch
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Shirley Whitney
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Guy Wilkerson
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Harry Wilson
Parolee (uncredited) Parolee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Woody
Stoolie (uncredited) Stoolie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hank Worden
Sweeney (uncredited) Sweeney (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 2,880 votes