"TheChase" is a 1946 film based on the Cornell Woolrich novel The Black Path of Fear. In it a down on his luck vet Chuck Scott (Bob Cummings) finds a wallet full of money and returns it to it's owner. Who is a hood by the name of Eddie Roman (Steve Cochran) and his muscle is Gino played by Peter Lorre. Roman likes the cut of Scott's jib and hires him to be a chauffeur. We learn early on that Roman is a sadistic bully he slaps his manicurist around for not being quick enough. Then feeds a fellow business man to the dogs literally, ouch.
Mr Roman is also married of course to an unhappy woman. Who would be happy being married to a sadistic bully? So you kind of get the idea where this is all going. There's more to it but that's why you watch the movie.
Extra kudos for being shot on the streets of St. Louis and using the real cops, bank employees and residents from the real heist.