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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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Harry Palmer
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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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10 August 1949 (UK)  »

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Eliberare conditionata, Inc.  »

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Mostly Predictable, But Watchable Crime Story
14 June 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Though low-budget and rather predictable, "Parole, Inc." is a fairly good crime story. It moves reasonably quickly, and keeps the viewer's attention most of the time.

Hendricks (Michael O'Shea) is a federal agent investigating widespread abuses of the parole system. Several dangerous criminals have received unjustified paroles, and evidence points to an organized system of bribery. Agent Hendricks has to go undercover and win the confidence of the gang involved. O'Shea does a creditable job in the lead. Turhan Bey plays a suave lawyer who figures in the agent's investigation.

The story that follows is generally predictable, without any real twists or surprises. But it is done well enough to be fairly interesting, is moderately fast-paced, and is usually believable. The characters are mostly stereotypes, but are not overdone.

Overall, this is a watchable movie that should hold some interest for fans of crime films.


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