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Parole, Inc. (1948)

Passed | | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller | 10 August 1949 (UK)
Parole officers fight against gangsters trying to infiltrate the parole system.

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Noel Cravat ...
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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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Eliberare conditionata, Inc.  »

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A little rough around the edges, but actually not bad
31 May 2014 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This low-budget little crime thriller actually turned out to be better than I thought it would be. Cagney-like Michael O'Shea plays a federal investigator who goes undercover to expose a crime ring that gets undeserving prisoners paroled in its care, resulting in a crime wave that's wracking the city. O'Shea is quite good as the feisty agent posing as a convict on the lam, and Turhan Bey is fine as a slick, villainous lawyer. The script by "B" veterans Sherman Lowe and Royal Cole is serviceable if predictable, and some of the supporting performances are weak, but little-known director Alfred Zeisler keeps things moving along, although a little raggedly. All in all, a pretty good example of the low-budget independent "B" thriller of the late '40s. Worth a watch.


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