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Open Secret (1948)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  14 February 1948 (USA)
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Newlyweds come to visit groom's friend, only to discover him missing; and their investigation uncovers evidence of a ring of anti-semites terrorizing the neighborhood.

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Paul Lester
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Nancy Lester
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Detective Sgt. Mike Frontelli
Roman Bohnen ...
Roy Locke
George Tyne ...
Harry Strauss
Morgan Farley ...
Larry Mitchell
Ellen Lowe ...
Mae Locke
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Carter
Rory Mallinson ...
Chuck Hill
Bert Conway ...
Mace
John Alvin ...
Ralph
Charles Waldron Jr. ...
Ed Stevens
Anne O'Neal ...
Miss Tristram
King Donovan ...
Fawnes, Bigot Gang Member
Leo Kaye ...
Fatso, the bartender
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Newlyweds come to visit groom's friend, only to discover him missing; and their investigation uncovers evidence of a ring of anti-semites terrorizing the neighborhood.

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anti semitism | gangster

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Dynamite Drama!...will smash you right between the eyes!

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Crime | Drama

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BLACK LEGION is the motion picture to see first.
19 January 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the late forties, theatre owners such as Harry Brandt made some feature films such as OPEN SECRET. The cast has some well known character actors, and the plot line is very interesting. However, two films with Humphrey Bogart had more dynamic punch to them that carries the same message through to today. BLACK LEGION is the premiere film in exposing the hate and venom of individuals who misunderstand the basics of the "American Way". ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT brings the message of Nazis and anti-semitism in the United States to a slightly less strong level. OPEN SECRET would be considered an attempt to emulate the work shown in the two above films. Viewed today, it looks like a low budget "B" movie.


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