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Writers:
Philip Yordan (screenplay)
Jerome Weidman (novel)
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Release Date:
1 July 1949 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
In New York, after seven years in prison, the lawyer Max Monetti goes to the bank of his brothers Joe... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Edward G. Robinson ... Gino Monetti

Susan Hayward ... Irene Bennett

Richard Conte ... Max Monetti

Luther Adler ... Joe Monetti
Paul Valentine ... Pietro Monetti

Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ... Tony Monetti

Debra Paget ... Maria Domenico
Hope Emerson ... Helena Domenico
Esther Minciotti ... Theresa Monetti

Diana Douglas ... Elaine Monetti
Tito Vuolo ... Lucca
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Aldrich ... Construction Worker (uncredited)
Maxine Ardell ... Chorus Dancer (uncredited)
Larry Arnold ... (uncredited)
Martin Begley ... (uncredited)
Nick Borgani ... (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Argentina Brunetti ... Applicant (uncredited)
John Butler ... Bartender (uncredited)
Mushy Callahan ... Referee (uncredited)
Neil Carter ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Dolores Castle ... Secretary (uncredited)
Bob Castro ... Preliminary Fighter (uncredited)
Steve Cavalieri ... (uncredited)
Russ Cheever ... Off-Screen Alto Saxaphonist (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Waiter (uncredited)
Geza De Rosner ... Guard (uncredited)
Charles Flynn ... Guard (uncredited)

Tommy Garland ... Pietro's Opponent (uncredited)
Lelia Goldoni ... Italian Girl (uncredited)
Donna Hamilton ... Chorus Dancer (uncredited)
Thomas Browne Henry ... Judge (uncredited)
Fred Hillebrand ... Detective (uncredited)
Marjorie Holliday ... Chorus Dancer (uncredited)
William Janssen ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Frank Jaquet ... Man (uncredited)
Geraldine Jordan ... Chorus Dancer (uncredited)
John Kellogg ... Danny (uncredited)
John Kullers ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Donna La Tour ... Chorus Dancer (uncredited)
Scott Landers ... Detective (uncredited)
Walter Lawrence ... Vendor (uncredited)
Jimmy Little ... Cop (uncredited)
Mike Macey ... (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Cop (uncredited)
Peter Mamakos ... Bank Guard (uncredited)
Rena Marlin ... (uncredited)
Joe Mazzuca ... Batboy (uncredited)
Charles McClelland ... Cop (uncredited)
Tony Merlo ... (uncredited)
Silvio Minciotti ... (uncredited)
Howard M. Mitchell ... Guard (uncredited)
Ernesto Molinari ... (uncredited)
Roger Moore ... Architect (uncredited)
Ann Morrison ... Juror (uncredited)
Gilda Oliva ... (uncredited)
Emma Palmese ... (uncredited)
Dolores Parker ... Nightclub Singer (uncredited)
John Pedrini ... Cop (uncredited)
Jack Perry ... Man on Street (uncredited)
Joe Rubino ... Vendor (uncredited)
Dick Ryan ... Announcer (uncredited)
Eddie Saenz ... Preliminary Fighter (uncredited)
Maurice Samuels ... Man (uncredited)
Mario Siletti ... Man (uncredited)
Petra Silva ... (uncredited)
Stephen Soldi ... (uncredited)
Arthur Space ... Bank Examiner (uncredited)
George Spaulding ... Doorman (uncredited)
Robert St. Angelo ... (uncredited)
Michael Stark ... Cop (uncredited)
Theresa Testa ... (uncredited)
Guy Thomajan ... Cabbie (uncredited)
Sid Tomack ... Waiter (uncredited)
Carlo Tricoli ... (uncredited)
Phil Tully ... Guard (uncredited)
Philip Van Zandt ... (uncredited)
Vicki Vann ... (uncredited)
Herb Vigran ... Man Next to Gino at Fight (uncredited)

Frank Wilcox ... (uncredited)
Rhoda Williams ... Woman (uncredited)
David Wolfe ... Prosecutor (uncredited)
Sally Yarnell ... Chorus Dancer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Joseph L. Mankiewicz 
 
Writing credits
Philip Yordan (screenplay)

Jerome Weidman (novel)

Joseph L. Mankiewicz  writer of retakes (uncredited)

Produced by
Sol C. Siegel .... producer
 
Original Music by
Daniele Amfitheatrof 
 
Cinematography by
Milton R. Krasner (director of photography) (as Milton Krasner)
 
Film Editing by
Harmon Jones 
 
Art Direction by
George W. Davis 
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
Walter M. Scott 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Irene Brooks .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Stephanie Garland .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Dick Smith .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Sid Bowen .... production manager (uncredited)
R.L. Hough .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Eckhardt .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
W.D. Flick .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
 
Visual Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Sol Gorss .... fight double: Paul Valentine (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
J.V. Brown .... gaffer (uncredited)
Logan Brown .... grip (uncredited)
Paul Lockwood .... camera operator (uncredited)
Jerry Milligan .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... wardrobe director (as Charles LeMaire)
 
Music Department
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (as Maurice de Packh)
Earle Hagen .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Mushy Callahan .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Weslie Jones .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Fred Lambert .... double (uncredited)
Tito Vuolo .... dialogue director (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
101 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 25, 1951 with Edward G. Robinson reprising his film role.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: In flashbacks dating back to 1932, Irene wears hairstyles and clothing that are not significantly different from the fashionable look she sports during the 1939 framing story, 7 years later, and all of which are strictly in the significantly different mode of 1949, the year the film was made.See more »
Quotes:
Max Monetti:Pa, have you read the new banking act?
Gino Monetti:I don't even read the old one. Why?
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Movie Connections:
Version of Broken Lance (1954)See more »
Soundtrack:
OvertureSee more »

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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Wow., 9 August 2006
Author: tomprovost from CA

This movie is just superb. I can't believe I had not even heard of it, hopefully this DVD release will help it find a new audience and some deserved critical acclaim. It's billed as film noir, but it really isn't; it's more an extremely complex, suspenseful family drama. But that doesn't even do it justice. The screenplay is terrific, subtle, thoughtful, and at the same time, razor sharp. Some of the exchanges between Conte and Hayward in particular are electrifying. Talk about two 'tough cookies' that ignite when they get together. And you really begin to care deeply about what happens to them. (All of the acting is top notch, across the board.) And then there is the direction by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. The movie is so beautifully crafted and feels as if it could have been made yesterday, it's gritty and urban and fresh. The composition in the movie has deep meaning in just about every shot, and is gorgeous to behold besides. Watch this movie.

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