Directed by George Sherman
John Payne (99 River Street), Joan Caulfield (The Unsuspected), Dan Duryea (Scarlet Street) and Shelley Winters (Cry of the City) play the old confidence game in the riveting crime drama Larceny. Smooth-talking grifter Rick Maxon (Payne) tries to swindle wealthy war widow Deborah (Caulfield) into giving up her savings for a nonexistent memorial. When Rick falls in love with Deborah he has pangs of remorse, but he must contend with his gang boss, Silky (Duryea), and the tough-as-nails moll, Tory (Winters), who is enamored with Rick but is considered Silky’s girl. Director George Sherman (The Sleeping City, Against All Flags, Big Jake) keeps the twists and turns coming in this hard-boiled film noir. Beautifully shot by Irving Glassberg (The Tarnished Angels, The Price of Fear) and co-starring Dan O’Herlihy (RoboCop) and Gene Evans (Fixed Bayonets!).