I Stole a Million (1939)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Mystery  |   Run Time - 76 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this crime drama, a grizzled cabbie is scammed out of his life savings by a fake finance company. He tries to no avail to get police assistance. Finally he becomes a wanted criminal and escapes to California where he meets the girl who will become his wife. She helps him go straight by helping him set up a garage. When she gets pregnant, she talks him into to confessing his crimes to the police. He agrees, but before he goes, he decides to commit one last crime to ensure that his wife and child will not starve while he serves his prison sentence. He then steals a million dollars only to learn that the money is worthless. He is subsequently killed in a police shoot-out.

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bad-guy-turns-good, business, cab-driver, con/scam, cooperation, criminal, death, escape, finances, friendship, garage, help, lawyer, life-savings, loot, love, name-clearing, owner, police, pregnancy, reform [improve], revenge, robbery, shoot-out, toddlers, wanted-man, wife, rafting