Directed by Stuart Heisler • 1955 • United States
Starring Jack Palance, Shelley Winters, Lori Nelson
Definitive film-noir classic HIGH SIERRA receives a sleek update for the 1950s—this time in vivid widescreen Technicolor. Jack Palance fills in for Humphrey Bogart, bringing a simmering menace to his performance as Roy “Mad Dog” Earle, a veteran bank robber who is sprung from prison to help a gang rob a luxury resort. Though reluctant, Earle agrees to the risky heist in order to raise money for an operation for the farm girl who has won his heart. Shelley Winters, Lee Marvin, and a young and uncredited Dennis Hopper lend colorful support.