A quartet of Korean war vets – aided by a sizzling Kim Novak – plan a ‘perfect’ crime, robbing a casino in Reno, Nevada. What starts out as a prank becomes deadly serious, especially for the one vet with psychopathic tendencies. Noir specialist Phil Karlson directs Novak, Guy Madison, Brian Keith, Kerwin Mathews, Alvy Moore and William Conrad.

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5 Against the House (1955)

Film-Noir/Romance/Drama/Crime · 1h 24m

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A quartet of Korean war vets – aided by a sizzling Kim Novak – plan a ‘perfect’ crime, robbing a casino in Reno, Nevada. What starts out as a prank becomes deadly serious, especially for the one vet with psychopathic tendencies. Noir specialist Phil Karlson directs Novak, Guy Madison, Brian Keith, Kerwin Mathews, Alvy Moore and William Conrad.

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Cast
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Guy Madison

Al Mercer
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Kim Novak

Kay Greylek
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Brian Keith

Brick
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Alvy Moore

Roy
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Kerwin Mathews

Ronnie
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William Conrad

Eric Berg
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Jack Dimond

Francis Spiegelbauer
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Jean Willes

Virginia
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Adelle August

Bit (uncredited)
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George Brand

Jack Roper (uncredited)
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Thom Carney

Young Guard (uncredited)
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Bill Catching

Cop (uncredited)
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George Cisar

Casino Guard (uncredited)
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Chuck Courtney

Boy (uncredited)
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Frank Gerstle

Robbery Suspect (uncredited)
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Kathryn Grant

Jean, Young Woman in Nightclub (uncredited)
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Tom Greenway

Police Lt. Anderson (uncredited)
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Jo Ann Greer

Kay Greylek (singing voice) (uncredited)
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Geraldine Hall

Cashier (uncredited)
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Mark Hanna

Brad Lacey (uncredited)
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Pete Kellett

Lift Operator (uncredited)
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John Larch

Police Detective (uncredited)
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Jana Mason

Bit (uncredited)
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Carroll McComas

Mrs. Valent (uncredited)
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Don Oreck

Young Man (uncredited)
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Robert Sampson

Boy (uncredited)
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Hugh Sanders

Pat Winters (uncredited)
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Robert F. Simon

Old Guard (uncredited)
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Marjorie Stapp

Girl (uncredited)
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John Zaremba

Robert Fenton (uncredited)
Crew
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Phil Karlson

Director
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Stirling Silliphant

Writer
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William Bowers

Writer
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John Barnwell

Writer
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Jack Finney

Writer
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Frank Tashlin

Writer
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Lester White

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Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

5 Against the House

(DVD)

11/3/2009

Disc Title Front Cover

5 Against the House

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

3/5/2013

Disc Title Front Cover

5 Against the House

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

7/16/2019

Disc Title Front Cover

5 Against the House

(DVD, Digipack)

11/3/2009

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