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Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Robert Wise and produced by Robert Wise and Harry Belafonte.

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Day 22 of Noirvember: Five Reasons Why I Love Odds Against Tomorrow

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 22, 2023 From Shadows and Satin

On November 21st, as part of the month-long spotlight on Gloria Grahame, TCM aired the 1959 noir Odds Against Tomorrow, starring Robert Ryan, Harry Belafonte, and Ed Begley. This first-rate feature, one of the last of the classic film noir era, serves up a simple, but unforgettable, story: former co... Read full article


Film Noir Review: Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

By Danilo Castro on Jun 1, 2022 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

“Like you said, it’s just one role of the dice, doesn’t matter what color they are.” Robert Wise is a fascinating case study. In a medium built on radical storytellers and auteurs, Wise is the epitome of a craftsman; a filmmaker without a discernible style. Were it not for... Read full article


Noir Nook: Five Things I Love About Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

By Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Feb 10, 2022 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Noir Nook: Five Things I Love About Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) If you?ve read my past posts here at the Noir Nook, you might know that I?ve been participating the last few years in a film group that meets virtually once a week to talk about classic movies availab... Read full article


Harry Belafonte and Robert Ryan are up against the “Odds Against Tomorrow”

By Stephen Reginald on Jan 5, 2022 From Classic Movie Man

Harry Belafonte and Robert Ryan are up against the “Odds Against Tomorrow” Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) is an American film noir, produced and directed by Robert Wise and starring Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, and Shelley Winters. The film features a jazz film score directed by John... Read full article


Day 27 of Noirvember: Earle Slater in Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 27, 2021 From Shadows and Satin

Today?s Noirvember post shines the spotlight on the fatally flawed Earle Slater in Odds Against Tomorrow (1959). WHAT?S ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW ABOUT? Odds Against Tomorrow involves a bank heist engineered by bitter ex-cop David Burke (Ed Begley). To help him carry out his plot, Burke recruits a bigot... Read full article


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Johnny Ingram: Yeah, yeah, I know I got rid of the headache. Now I got cancer.


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Harry Belafonte starred in this, the first film-noir with a black protagonist. Belafonte selected Abraham Polonsky, who had written and directed a famous noir, Force of Evil, to write the script. As a blacklisted writer Polonsky used a front, John O. Killens, a black novelist and friend of Belafonte's. (In 1997, the Writers Guild of America officially restored Polonsky's credit.)
The last film in standard aspect ratio to be made by Robert Wise.
In some scenes, Robert Wise used infra-red film to give them a slightly distorted feel.
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