Odds Against Tomorrow

Odds Against Tomorrow

Director: Robert Wise Cast: Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Shelley Winters

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Overview

Harry Belafonte was both producer and star of this hard-edged film noir crime drama. Dave Burke (Ed Begley, Sr.) is an ex-cop who has been kicked off the force for refusing to inform on his colleagues to the State Crime Committee. Short on money, the former policeman jumps to the other side of the law and plans to knock over a bank in upstate New York. He'll need help, so Burke brings in two other men to assist him -- Johnny Ingram (Belafonte), a jazz musician with an addiction to gambling that's put him deep in debt to gangster Bacco (Will Kuluva), and Earl Slater (Robert Ryan), a disturbed war veteran who hasn't been able to find work after serving time for manslaughter. While their common greed and desperation has brought these men together, their differences threaten to tear them apart, especially when Slater's fear and hatred of black men rises to the surface. Blacklisted screenwriter Abraham Polonsky co-wrote the screenplay for Odds Against Tomorrow, using his friend John O. Killens as a "front." John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet contributed a memorable musical score.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/29/2018
UPC: 0887090141512
Original Release: 1959
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 3,678

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Harry Belafonte Johnny Ingram
Robert Ryan Earl Slater
Shelley Winters Lorry
Ed Begley Dave Burke
Gloria Grahame Helen
Will Kuluva Bacco
Richard Bright Coco
Lew Gallo Moriarity
Fred J. Scollay Cannoy
Carmen de Lavallade Kitty
Mae Barnes Annie
Kim Hamilton Ruth Ingram
Lois Thorne Eadie
Wayne Rogers Soldier
Zohra Lampert Girl in Bar
William Zuckert Bartender
Burtt Harris Man in Bar
Clint Young Policeman
Paul Hoffman Garry
Cicely Tyson Fra
William Adams Bank Guard
Fred Herrick Bank Manager
Mary Boylan Bank Secretary
Allen Nourse Police Chief
Robert Earl Jones Guard
Melvin Stewart Elevator Operator

Technical Credits
Robert Wise Director,Producer
Dede Allen Editor
Fred Ballmeyer Set Decoration/Design
Joseph Brun Cinematographer
Nelson Gidding Screenwriter
Robert Jiras Makeup
Anna Hill Johnstone Costumes/Costume Designer
Leo Kerz Art Director
John O. Killens Screenwriter
John Lewis Score Composer
Abraham Polonsky Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Odds Against Tomorrow
255. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [12:56]
2. Chapter 2 [7:28]
3. Chapter 3 [10:55]
4. Chapter 4 [12:42]
5. Chapter 5 [11:31]
6. Chapter 6 [3:37]
7. Chapter 7 [11:21]
8. Chapter 8 [9:54]
9. Chapter 9 [15:44]
10. Chapter 10 [:11]

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