I Just Watched... in General Discussions Posted 1 hour ago Gangster Story (1959) - 2/10 I wasn't expecting much, but was surprised by how truly atrocious this no-budget crime drama was. Walter Matthau stars as a notorious escaped criminal who decides to rob a small-town bank to fund his further getaway. This naturally brings him more heat from the cops, as well as the local racketeer. Matthau hides out with librarian Carol Grace (Matthau's real-life wife), which puts her in danger as well. Also featuring Bruce MacFarlane, Garry Walberg, Raikin Ben-Ari, David Leonard, Clegg Hoyt, and Vic Tayback. Matthau was struggling with gambling debt, so he agreed to both star in and direct this for the princely sum of $2500. The end result is stupid, badly written, poorly acted, and features a completely looped audio track. This ranks right up there with the worst films released in the 1950's, and it was frankly shocking to see Matthau in something so bottom-of-the-barrel.