Nine Miles to Noon (1963)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this crime drama, an American gangster heads to Athens to find his ex-wife whom he abandoned nine years ago after his son was born. He finds her married to a wealthy architect who is interested in inheriting his wife's family fortune. Unfortunately, that is what the gangster is also after--and he will stop at nothing to get it. He then meets his little son and learns that the boy dislikes his step-dad. The gangster then promises to help the boy find his real dad; he further convinces him to put poison in step-daddy's thermos. The boy then realizes that this was terribly wrong; he enlists the aid of a deaf-mute friend who runs to the construction site to keep him from drinking it. Unfortunately, the boys are caught by the gangster, who tells the boy the truth. Somehow the lads escape with the gangster in hot pursuit. He follows them up 15 flights of scaffolding to the architect's favorite lunch spot. He and the gangster get into a fight, and the architect is wounded. The deaf-mute takes up the fight and ends up falling. Eventually the gangster turns himself in leaving the boy to make peace with his step-father at his friend's funeral...

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danger, gangster, abandonment, America, architecture, chase, conflict, construction, death, employment, ex-wife, family, father, funeral, Greece, greed, heir, hidden-identity, identity, inheritance, killing, loot, mute, on-the-run, poison, search, son, wife, wound [injury], boy