No Road Back (1957)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Produced in England, No Road Back was released worldwide by RKO Radio Pictures. Margaret Rawlings dominates the proceedings as Mrs. Railton, the blind and deaf owner of a nightclub. To finance the medical-school education of her son John (Skip Homeier), Mrs. Railton has worked as a fence for a gang of diamond thieves. When John returns from school, his mother plans one last, big heist, after which she'll quit the racket. Things go wrong, however, and a guard is killed during the robbery. John is apprised of his mother's complicity, whereupon the plotline shifts into high gear. No Road Back is best-known today as the feature-film debut of Sean Connery, here cast as a seedy lowlife named Spike.



love, family, self-sacrifice, son