Re: Re - RARA-AVIS: Themes of the Month - Boston

From: M Blumenthal (
Date: 07 Nov 2001


> The movie was called SIX BRIDGES TO CROSS. It was
> scripted by Sidney Boehm who won an Edgar for THE BIG
> HEAT. It was based on a novel entitled ANATOMY OF A
> CRIME by Joseph Dineen, which, in turn, Dineen had
> expanded from a short story entitled "They Stole
> (whatever the hell the amount of money they stole was)

They stole $2775,395.12. Even not accounting for inflation that's a nice piece of change. It could have been more. The the gang left a box behind that had $800,00 in unmarked bills. With eleven days left to go on the statute of limitations a gang member who felt he had been cheated informed. Otherwise they would have gotten away with it.

It was an eleven man gang. I can visualize George V Higgins' characters being the members. When I was a kid I saw some of the movie being filmed.It was outside the old Charles St Jail, which, continuing the city's contrasts, overlooked the world famous Mass General Hospital. Mark

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