If you’re only familiar with Mickey Rooney from the Andy Hardy movies or his 1940s musicals then his 1950s movies in the film noir style will come as quite a surprise. These types of movies really brought out the best in him and Drive a Crooked Road, made at Columbia in 1954, is one of the finest he made.
Rooney is Eddie Shannon, a gifted mechanic who is also a promising racing car driver. He dreams of going to Europe to race in the big time at places like Le Mans. He also dreams of finding love. When he meets Barbara Mathews (Dianne Foster) he thinks he has a shot of achieving both his dreams but his fantasy is destined to be shattered.
Barbara is setting him up for her boyfriend Steve. Steve (Kevin McCarthy) and his pal Harold (Jack Kelly) are planning a bank robbery and they need…
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