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The Burglar

Guest Co-Host: Duane Swierczynski

Originally slated for release in 1955, Paul Wendkos’s The Burglar didn’t hit theaters until 1957 when one of it’s stars, Jayne Mansfield, had gained popularity. The film stars Dan Duryea as Nat Harbin, our titular burglar. He and his crew rob Sister Sarah, a Philadelphia spiritualist, of a pricey necklace.

We’ll be talking more about the film, it’s screenwriter — David Goodis — and the 1971 adaptation, Le Casse.


Buy The Burglar by David Goodis

Buy The Burglar as part of the Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics III

Buy The Burglar on DVD

Buy Le Casse / The Burglars on DVD

Visit the official Duane Swierczynski website

Buy some of Duane Swierczynski‘s books

Buy some of David Goodis‘s books

Listen to the Married with Clickers episode on The Burglar

Read more about the Cassidy’s Girl movie

Visit a Jayne Mansfield fan site

Listen to our Shoot the Piano Player episode


“Le Casse” – Ennio Morricone

“Suey” – Jayne Mansfield

“Ma Non Troppo Erotico” – Ennio Morricone

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About The Author
Mike White
Mike White
Often mistaken for the ginger screenwriter/actor of the same name, Mike White has been a frequent contributor to publications such as CinemaScope, Paracinema, Detroit’s Metro Times, and Detour-Mag.com. He’s served on juries at the Slamdance, Cinekink, MicroCineFest and Kansas City film festivals. Additionally, he’s been featured in the documentaries David Goodis: To a Pulp and The People Vs. George Lucas. In 2010, BearManor Media published Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection. A collection of film reviews, Cinema Detours, will be published in 2013.

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