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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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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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Yul Brynner with his natural hair !
2 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this short film was good for a 1940ish B- movie film. It's about an opium smuggling in New York in the 1940's. The sinister opium dealer Paul Vicola played by Yul Brynner was excellent. Brynner's character in the film was the only interesting character but there is also Scott Brady 's character as the agent who try to catch Brynner's character. Vicola is so evil but suave, since Brynner had played evil roles throughout his movie career this is even the evilest role he had ever played. Also, Brynner's character Paul kills his girlfriend Toni. My favorite lines in the film :

First scene when Toni tries to escape from Paul

Toni: I went to station to my get my ticket

Paul: (looking through Toni's purse) And you lost your ticket on the way home...Toni, where you planning on going?

Toni: Near the west coast, then travel whenever place I can get.

Paul:(angrily) You are most ungrateful, Toni(pulling down the blinds and moves closer) most ungrateful.

Second scene when Paul kills Toni

Paul: You are a frightened woman, you're nervous and a lie. Toni: What do you mean, Paul?

Paul: You are bad risk, Toni. A very risk! (grabs his handkerchief to smother Toni) (smother Toni until there's no life in her)

Paul: Die you, bitch!

What really amazed me in this film was Yul Brynner with his natural hair! If you want see Brynner before his shaved dome then this is the movie for you.


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