Drive a Crooked Road

Drive a Crooked Road

A FILM BY: Richard Quine
WRITTEN BY: Blake Edwards
STARRING: Mickey Rooney, Dianne Foster, Kevin McCarthy

Before becoming famous for creating PETER GUNN and the PINK PANTHER movies, Blake Edwards scripted this extraordinary, if virtually unknown, ’50s film noir, which casts a fully-grown Mickey Rooney against type as a lovelorn mechanic whose craving for fast cars and a faster woman (the alluring Dianne Foster) drives him to sign on as wheelman in a bank robbery. In what may be his finest performance, Rooney delivers a compelling characterization of the “Little Freak,” whose desire for a duplicitous woman leads to an unforgettable conclusion. One of finest noir films of the fifties.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1954
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 83 mins
Format: 35mm