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Six Bridges to Cross. 1955. USA. Directed by Joseph Pevney. Screenplay by Sydney Boehm. With Tony Curtis, George Nader, Julie Adams, Sal Mineo. 35mm. . Universal’s contribution to the juvenile delinquency cycle of the 1950s was this ambitious production, spun out by screenwriter Sydney Boehm (The Big Heat) from a nonfiction book about the $25 million Boston Great Brinks Robbery of 1950. Played in flashbacks by Sal Mineo (in his first film appearance), Curtis’s Jerry Florea is a charismatic hustler from a troubled home (much like Curtis’s own background) who befriends a liberal policeman (George Nader) and his wife (Julie Adams) while working his way up through the rackets. Director Joseph Pevney brings the new, Method-inflected acting style to the performances, as the film pulls toward a realism (including extensive location shooting in Boston) that remains beyond its grasp. min.