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City Across the River (1949)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 4 July 1949 (USA)
The macho head of an urban community center tries to reform juvenile delinquents.

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Cast

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Luis Van Rooten ...
Joe Cusack
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Police Lieutenant Louie Macon
Sharon McManus ...
Alice Cusack
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Betty Maylor
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Annie Kane
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Gaggsy Steens
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Frank Cusack
Al Ramsen ...
Benjamin 'Benny' Wilks
Joshua Shelley ...
Theodore 'Crazy' Perrin
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Mitch (as Anthony Curtis)
Mickey Knox ...
Larry
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Bull
Al Eben ...
Detective Kleiner
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Brooklyn youth Frank Cusack, good son and brother by day, is a gang member by night. The Dukes, seemingly likable dead-end-kids, are dangerously involved with racketeer Gaggsy Steens. Despite the efforts of Franks's parents, he and pal Benny get involved in a serious crime. Can Stan Albert, head of the community center, prevent them from becoming full-time crooks? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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4 July 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Brut des Satans  »

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1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Peter Fernandez. See more »

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Mitch: Hey, what are you doing all suited up?
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First credited film appearance of Tony Curtis (as Anthony Curtis). See more »

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Followed by Girls in the Night (1953) See more »

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West Side Story 10 years earlier & without the music
28 May 2000 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Sensitive study about the lives and loves of street gangs, their loyalties, and interactions with the police. Peter Fernandez is a bit too feckless as the protagonist, but all others are excellent in the supporting roles. Joshua Shelley and Tony Curtis are standouts. Worth watching


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