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Parole, Inc. (1948)

Passed  -  Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller  -  24 November 1948 (USA)
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Parole officers fight against gangsters trying to infiltrate the parole system.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael O'Shea ...
Richard Hendricks
Turhan Bey ...
Barney Rodescu
Evelyn Ankers ...
Jojo Dumont
Virginia Lee ...
Glenda Palmer
Charles Bradstreet ...
Harry Palmer
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Police Commissioner Hughes
Michael Whalen ...
Kid Redmond
Charles Williams ...
Titus Jones
James Cardwell ...
Duke Vigili
Paul Bryar ...
Charley Newton
Noel Cravat ...
Blackie Olson
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When several notorious criminals are unjustifiably released on parole, the Federal Government smells a rat and sends ace agent Richard Hendricks to investigate. Hendricks infiltrates the gang, responsible for the parole racket by posing as a much-wanted convict Rick Carson. However, the wily Barney Rodescu, who is the brain behind the racket, soon finds out Carson's true identity. Carson's life is now in grave danger. Written by Robert

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Sensational ! Shocking ! The inside story of the Nation's Worst Crime Plot !


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24 November 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eliberare conditionata, Inc.  »

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1.37 : 1
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Totally Entertaining
29 April 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

There's nothing like a movie made in the 40s. There is a simplicity of perspective that is utterly refreshing when compared to the rubbish that passes for entertainment these days. The entire cast is excellent, the plot clean and easy to understand. Well before the half point of the film, I was rooting for the undercover agent to succeed. I like the fact that the crooks were't so smarmy as to be stereotypes. They were rotters but somehow still seemed human. The end of the film has a strong build up. I really enjoyed this forgotten movie. I wonder how many other B movies are so good. Working my way down IMDb list of available films online, I may soon know.


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