1950-Directed by John Huston, based on the novel by W.R. Burnet
Although not really a forgotten movie, I just saw this one for the first time and was knocked out by it. John Huston managed to tuck a heist in the middle of a string of terrific character studies. Starring Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, James Whitmore, Jean Hagen, Sam Jaffe and a young Marilyn Monroe, it was full of atmosphere, great dialog, action, and character. The heist was background material more than foreground. Every character has something to hide.
What is your favorite heist movie? I love RIFIFI but there are so many great ones.