A bleak but compelling film noir, CRISS CROSS stars the forceful Burt Lancaster as an honest armored-car guard who takes up again with his ex-wife, De Carlo, now married to sleazy gangster Duryea. When the mobster finds Lancaster with his wife, Lancaster excuses the rendezvous by telling
Duryea that they had merely been conducting business, planning to rob the armored car he drives. This lie leads him into a bizarre robbery scheme in which he must work with Duryea and his henchmen while dodging suspicious cop McNally.
De Carlo complicates matters by promising to run off with Lancaster after he completes the robbery, in a double cross of Duryea's gang. During t...