William Hopper doesn't appear in this film at all. William Talman, however, stars in it. Robbery is a wonderful film noir, with all the usual elements—endearing crooks, moody lighting, treachery, the femme fatale. If you thought Talman played a great bastard as District Attourney Hamilton Burger, wait 'til you see him as Dave Purvis (a.k.a. Martin Bell). Somehow, I like him even better as Purvis, perhaps because of Purvis's hint of madness. Of course, there is little character development on Perry Mason, so for all we know Burger goes about cutting the labels out of his shirts, too. This film is a must see.