Split Second (MOD)

Five travelers sweat it out at gunpoint in an abandoned mining town in the Nevada desert. A killer escaped from the pen holds them, intending to scram after a doc tends to his wounded accomplice.


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Genre:   Film-Noir
Director:   Dick Powell
Cast:   Stephen Mcnally, Alexis Smith, Jan Sterling, Keith Andes, Pa, Paul Kelly, Richard Egan
Theatrical Release Date:   05/02/1953
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Split Second (MOD)
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Split Second (MOD)
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (5)
  • Engaging characters (4)
  • Original (3)

Cons

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

NEGLECTED NOIR: A-BOMB ERA THRILLER

By Mantanhattan

from NEW YORK

About Me Movie Buff

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Original
  • SUPERB DIRECTING

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • At Home
    • Perfect Gift
    • Younger Viewers

    Comments about Split Second (MOD):

    Shamefully neglected A-bomb era noir thriller directed by the great Dick Powell and starring Stephen McNally as a mad dog killer with the ultra-sexy Jan Sterling and Alexis Smith providing the eye-candy. Additional cast members include Richard Egan, Arthur Hunnicutt, Keith Andes, and Paul Kelly

    I've waited for this 1953 RKO classic to come out on DVD for years.
    Thanks, Warner!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Edge of Your Seat Suspense!

    By J. Viewer

    from Anaheim, CA

    About Me Movie Buff

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Great Cinematography
    • Original

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Split Second (MOD):

        [...] the quality of the DVD was great. I am very pleased [...]

         
        4.0

        This B movie is a Blast

        By butch

        from Paragould, AR

        About Me Movie Buff

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • The ending is a blast

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Viewers

          Comments about Split Second (MOD):

          I've wanted this movie for sometime and to find Warner Brothers Archive films was great. The sad thing about tv these days is they hardly show old good movies. I grew up on old b&w films, both the A listers and B films. Films like Split Second can get lost in the sheer number of films. I decided to give myself a present for my birthday, and this is exactly what I wanted.

          Split Second is one of those gems that stands the test of time. A character driven thriller that everyone can identify with. What would you do if you were held at gunpoint by a trio of ruthless cons?

           
          5.0

          Great suspense, well crafted!

          By Roadrunner1

          from Sun City, CA

          About Me Casual Viewer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Great Cinematography
          • High Production Value
          • Original

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • At Home

            Comments about Split Second (MOD):

            I remembered this movie from my youth, and I was just as taken in by it this time as when I first saw it! Great actors, storyline. Strangely, it wouldn't play on my Govideo player, so I'm pleased it would play on my MAC computer's IDVD!

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Split Second - Predictable

            By Dr. Bubba

            from Portland, OR

            About Me Avid Reader, Movie Buff

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Classic

            Cons

            • Predictable
            • Slow
            • Uneven

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment

            Comments about Split Second (MOD):

            Split Second is predictable and uneven in pace. This is an oldie moldie which reminded me of Twilight Zone episodes with a similar theme. While the characters seemed wooden and their dialoge stilted, it's always fun to watch Arthur Hunicutt in his stereotypical role. He's distinctive in the same vein as Jack Elam and Terry Thomas. All in all, Split Second is worth a look ... just don't expect more than it delivers.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Classic taut thriller finally on DVD !

            By Derek Flint

            from Pennsylvania

            About Me Collector, Movie Buff

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Action-packed
            • Classic
            • Engaging
            • Entertaining

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Entertainment

              Comments about Split Second (MOD):

              I've been waiting for this little gem to come out on DVD since I first saw it on TCM ages ago. I have a much used, worn-out VHS copy of it that has made the rounds from friend to friend and finally, FINALLY it's getting the first class treatment it deserves!
              A taut thriller, that just builds and builds to an exciting climax! If you haven't experienced this , you're in for a treat! Enjoy1

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