Criss Cross (1949 film)

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Burt Lancaster as Steve Thompson and Yvonne DeCarlo as Anna Dundee.

Criss Cross is a 1949 film about an armored truck driver and his lovely ex-wife who conspire with a gang to have his own truck robbed on the route.

Directed by Robert Siodmak. Written by Daniel Fuchs, based on the novel Criss Cross by Don Tracy.
When you Double-Cross a Double-Crosser...IT'S A CRISS-CROSS!(taglines)

Steve Thompson[edit]

  • A man eats an apple. He gets a piece of the core stuck between his teeth. He tries to work it out with some cellophane from a cigarette pack. What happens? The cellophane gets stuck in there too. Anna? What was the use. I knew that somehow I'd wind up seeing her that night.

Detective Lieutenant Pete Ramirez[edit]

  • I should have been a better friend. I shoulda stopped you. I shoulda grabbed you by the neck, I shoulda kicked your teeth in. I'm sorry, Steve.


Steve Thompson: She's all right, she's just young.
Mrs. Thompson: Huh! Some ways, she knows more than Einstein.

Steve Thompson: I take my hat off to you.
Anna Dundee: Yeah... yeah, I'm a prize.
Steve Thompson: Tramp.
Anna Dundee: Tell me all about it.
Steve Thompson: Tramp! Cheap little no good tramp!
[gets up to leave]
Anna Dundee: Stick around. You make it all so nice and sad.


  • When you Double-Cross a Double-Crosser...IT'S A CRISS-CROSS!
  • They played it with BULLETS!


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