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37 Ratings

5 Against the House

Directed by Phil Karlson
United States, 1955
Drama, Crime, Film noir


Four vets attending college on the GI Bill and a cabaret singer try to rob a Rno Casino and pull off the perfect crime.

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5 Against the House Directed by Phil Karlson

Critics reviews

One of Jack Finney’s best and most neglected thrillers, adapted by Sterling Silliphant and John Barnwell — about five college chums scheming to rob Harold’s Club in Reno, Nevada, to prove their ingenuity — yields a tidy Phil Karlson noir (1955), filmed in Reno with a fair amount of grit as well as polish.
June 01, 1996
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