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Drive a Crooked Road
Directed by Richard Quine • 1954 • United States
Starring Mickey Rooney, Kevin McCarthy, Dianne Foster
Mickey Rooney plays Eddie Shannon, a Los Angeles mechanic and race car enthusiast who is seduced by a gangster’s girlfriend and blackmailed into participating as the getaway driver in a bank robbery. A fast-paced, entertaining noir from a screenplay by Blake Edwards and director Richard Quine, DRIVE A CROOKED ROAD features one of Rooney’s most underrated performances, as well as an irresistible femme-fatale turn by Dianne Foster.