Friday, January 10, 2020

Peter Cushing in noir bank robbery film Cash on Demand

Andre Morell and Peter Cushing
Back in December, Eddie Muller, on his TCM program Noir Alley, presented a terrific, if little known film, called “Cash on Demand.”

It is a combination bank-heist story and reworking of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Peter Cushing plays a stiff-necked manager of a neighborhood bank branch who is blackmailed into helping a suave thief rob his own bank. Andre Morell plays the thief.

This little, 89-minute film has a small cast and most of the action takes place in the cramped spaces of the bank.

It is well worth seeing – if it can be found.

Watch Eddie Muller’s introduction to the movie here.

3 comments:

  1. Cool. This one definitely isn't mentioned often enough in citing XMAS CAROL variations...

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  2. Todd – You’ll like this one, if you get a chance to see it.

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  3. Elgin, I have only read about Peter Cushing, though I can't say with certainty that I have seen any of his films. I know he was popular in his day.

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