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The Man Is Armed is a 1956 film noir crime film directed by Franklin Adreon starring Dane Clark, William Talman, May Wynn and Robert Horton.[1]

The Man Is Armed
The Man Is Armed film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byFranklin Adreon
Produced byEdward J. White
Written byRobert C. Dennis
Richard H. Landau
Story byDon Martin
StarringDane Clark
William Talman
May Wynn
Robert Horton
Music byR. Dale Butts
CinematographyBud Thackery
Edited byTony Martinelli
Republic Pictures
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • October 19, 1956 (1956-10-19) (United States)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States


Framed by another man, truck driver Johnny Morrison serves a year in prison. After his release, Johnny confronts the man, Mitch Mitchell, who plunges off a roof to his death.

Johnny then learns that his former employer, Hackett, was the one who set him up as a fall guy. Hackett claims it was a test of loyalty, and since Johnny passed, he now stands to earn $100,000 for helping Hackett pull off the robbery of an armored transport company.

Johnny's old girlfriend, Carol Wayne, still has feelings for him, even though she has been seeing Mike Benning, a young doctor. While the death of Mitchell is investigated by police Lt. Coster as a homicide, Johnny and three other thugs pull off the heist.

Unable to get the loot to Hackett due to roadblocks, Johnny hides out. Hackett, believing he has been double-crossed, shoots Johnny and buries the money on his family farm, but the police catch up to him. A wounded Johnny knocks out Mike and abducts Carol, but collapses and dies after a few steps. Mike leads Carol away as the cops arrive.


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