Margaret Rawlings dominates the proceedings as Mrs. Railton, the blind and deaf owner of a nightclub. To finance the medical-school education of her son John (Skip Homeier), Mrs. Railton has worked as a fence for a gang of diamond thieves. When John returns from school, his mother plans one last, big heist, after which she’ll quit the racket. Things go wrong, however, and a guard is killed during the robbery. John is apprised of his mother’s complicity, whereupon the plotline shifts into high gear. No Road Back is best-known today as the feature-film debut of Sean Connery, here cast as a seedy lowlife named Spike.
Skip Homeier, Paul Carpenter, Patricia Dainton, Norman Wooland, Margaret Rawlings, Sean Connery
1957, B&W, 83 minutes