Highway 301 (1950)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Gangster Film, Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Filmmaker Andrew Stone was always a staunch believer in realism at all costs. Thus it was that much of Highway 301 was lensed on a genuine (and very busy) interstate highway. Based on fact, the film recounts the bloody exploits of the notorious "Tri-State Gang," which preyed upon truck drivers. Gang leader George Legenza (Steve Cochran) will kill anyone who stands in his way--even his own henchmen. Before meeting his well-deserved demise, Legenza leads the authorities on a not-so-merry chase through Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland. A few welcome comic moments are provided by Virginia Grey, playing the soap-opera-fan wife of one of the gang members.

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bank, bank-robbery, chase, crime-spree, criminal, death, gangster, governor, group, gunfighter, highway, lawyer, network, police, robbery, speech, town, violence