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Port of New York (1949)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 28 November 1949 (USA)
Two narcotics agents go after a gang of murderous drug dealers who use ships docking at the New York harbor to smuggle in their contraband.

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Michael 'Mickey' Waters
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Jim Flannery
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Toni Cardell
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Arthur Blake ...
Dolly Carney
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Lili Long
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Leo Stasser
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Agents Mickey Waters and John Flannery re-team to investigate the theft of medicinal narcotics from the S.S. Florentine. The vicious gang responsible is headed by the ruthless, but debonair Paul Vicola, who doesn't hesitate to murder anyone who stands in his way. Vicola's girlfriend is garroted when she becomes unreliable, and when go-between nightclub comic Dolly Carney poses a risk, he is thrown from his apartment window. After Waters is shot and killed trying to break into the gang's Brooklyn-based yacht club front, Flannery decides to go undercover and pose as a San Francicco drug dealer. The gang is smoked out and after a furious gun battle, Vicola is apprehended and his gang broken. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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No crime too vicious ... no justice too swift for the Merchants of Death who lurk in its shadows !


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28 November 1949 (USA)  »

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Feature film debut of Yul Brynner. See more »

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Paul Vicola: Tie him up. Mr. Wylie's leaving the boat.
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Port in a Storm.
26 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

Port of New York is directed by Laszlo Benedek and written by Eugene Ling. It stars Scott Brady, Richard Rober, Yul Brynner and K.T. Stevens. Music is by Sol Kaplan and cinematography by George Diskant.

Two federal agents work to crack a gang of murderous drug dealers who are operating out of the Port of New York.

The strengths here are obvious, Diskant's photography provides atmospheric dread, the location shooting of New York is superb, and the smoothly villainous portrayal by Brynner is on the money and sets him on the path to the "A" list. Pic is kinda semi-documentary in style, complete with narration of course, and it's often violent enough to keep one hooked to the end.

Minor film noir but not without merits. 6/10


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