Criminal, The (1960, GBR) B&W-97m. *** D: Joseph Losey. Starring Stanley Baker, Sam Wanamaker, Grégoire Aslan, Margit Saad, Jill Bennett, Rupert Davies, Laurence Naismith, Kenneth J. Warren, Patrick Magee, Patrick Wymark, Brian Phelan, Nigel Green, Charles Lamb. Interesting cast in early Joseph Losey drama about cunning prison inmate Baker, who upon release immediately plans the next robbery. Interesting characterizations, nice directorial touches, although plotting is a bit idle. Jimmy Sangster allegedly cowrote the script. Released in the U.S. as THE CONCRETE JUNGLE (in edited form).

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