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Release Date:
1 July 1950 (USA) See more »
Expose of the $8,000,000,000 gambling syndicate and its hoodlum empire!
An electronics expert creates a huge bookie broadcast system for his crime boss, and takes over operations when his boss is murdered. His greed leads him on a deadly destructive path. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Excellent reflection of '50's style See more (21 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Edmond O'Brien ... Mal Granger

Joanne Dru ... Gail Mason

Otto Kruger ... Carl Stephans
Barry Kelley ... Vince Walters (as Barry Kelly)
Dorothy Patrick ... Trudy Maxwell
Don Porter ... Larry Mason (as Donald Porter)
Howard St. John ... Police Lt. Pete Wright
Robert Osterloh ... Gizzi
Sammy White ... Chippie Evans
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Aldrich ... Peterson, Carl's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Phillip Barnes ... (uncredited)
Jay Barney ... Detective Carter (uncredited)
Gail Bonney ... Chippie's Date (uncredited)
Frank Dae ... (uncredited)
George DeNormand ... (uncredited)
Sidney Dubin ... Mendel Weiss (uncredited)

Bert Freed ... Steve Marshak (uncredited)
William Getts ... Hoover Dam Guide (uncredited)
Edward Grandpere ... (uncredited)

Joe Gray ... Boxer (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Kelly, Cop at Boulder Dam (uncredited)
Al Hill ... Al, Las Vegas Bookmaker (uncredited)
Charles Jordan ... Tim (uncredited)
Charles La Torre ... Rocco (uncredited)
Harry Lauter ... Flirty Man at Bar (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Boulder Dam Tourist (uncredited)
Hank Mann ... Counterman (uncredited)
Earl Merritt ... (uncredited)
Carl Milletaire ... Joe Gish (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ... Sonny, Spotter / Henchman (uncredited)
Cleo Moore ... Mal's Date (uncredited)
Joey Ray ... Las Vegas Bookmaker (uncredited)
Jack Raymond ... Bookie in Montage (uncredited)
Walter Sande ... Auto Repair Mechanic (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Man at Racetrack (uncredited)
Amzie Strickland ... Dame at Boxing Match (uncredited)
Duke Watson ... (uncredited)
Jack Weiler ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph M. Newman 
Writing credits
Richard English (written by) and
Francis Swann (written by)

Produced by
Frank N. Seltzer .... producer
Original Music by
Sol Kaplan 
Cinematography by
Franz Planer (director of photography) (as Frank F. Planer)
Film Editing by
Bert Jordan 
Production Design by
Perry Ferguson 
Set Decoration by
Howard Bristol 
Costume Design by
Odette Myrtil (gowns)
Makeup Department
Jack Byron .... makeup artist
Ann Locker .... hair stylist
Production Management
Orville Fouse .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles L. Smith .... assistant director
Art Department
Arnold Goode .... property master
Sound Department
James F. Gaither Jr. .... sound mixer (as James Gaither)
Visual Effects by
O.T. Hight .... visual effects artist (remastered version)
Camera and Electrical Department
Eddie Fitzgerald .... camera operator (as Edward Fitzgerald)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Greta Isgrigg .... wardrobe: women
Music Department
Emil Newman .... musical director
Other crew
Edwin Block .... technical advisor (as Edward Block)
William Burns .... technical advisor (as Lt. William Burns)
Jack Herzberg .... dialogue director
Al Teitelbaum .... furrier (as A. Teitelbaum)

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Additional Details

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102 min | West Germany:86 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Did You Know?

"Boulder Dam" is actually Hoover Dam. Congress authorized the Boulder Canyon Dam Project in 1931 and, it being traditional to name big federal dam projects after the sitting President, named it Hoover Dam. Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated Herbert Hoover in 1932 but could not officially change the name set by Congress. Harold Ickes (FDR's Interior Secretary), however, issued a memo directing that his employees "...will refer to the dam as 'Boulder Dam' in this pamphlet as well as in correspondence and other references...." In 1947, after Roosevelt and Ickes had died, Congress passed a resolution to "restore" the name of Hoover Dam. Until that time, however, all official, tourist and other promotional materials called it "Boulder Dam." The public's recognition with the old name was still apparent in the movie (released in 1950) through the script and the highway signage seen en route.See more »
Continuity: When Mal and Chippie first enter the loan company (the front for Walters' bookmaking organization), the signs on the windows both say "Libert Finance" - both "Libert"s clearly have a last letter - a "Y" - painted over. Eight minutes later in the film, when L.A.'s new "Gangster Squad" is going over a file about the company, both signs in a photo say "Libertt Finance" (with a "T" replacing the blacked out "Y" seen earlier).See more »
Chippie Evans:You've sure got the angles, Mal. If it was anybody but Vince he'd give you part of the take.
Mal Granger:He'll cut me in, Chippie. I've got him by the short hairs right now.
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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Excellent reflection of '50's style, 7 July 2007
Author: Wrangler from Coconut Creek, FL

A better than routine, if not exceptional, noir crime drama, with O'Brien excellent in the lead, and good casting throughout. Opening and closing textural comments convey the sense that this is more of a sensational expose of syndicate control of horse-race betting (a major West coast institution if there ever was one), produced "under threat". That remains to be seen. What is undeniable is that a well-paced tale of one man's ambition is engagingly portrayed. Of particular interest are the wonderful filming locations in the L.A. area -- rich streetscapes--full of marvelous period detail, "Modern" architecture as seen in circular drive-ins, open plan houses, groovy bars ands nightclubs, and some flavor of Palm Springs weekending. With the evolution of O'Brien's character from a telephone repairman into a major crime so well reflected in the improvements in his dress, along with the sartorial variety among the leads, one gets a nice sense of personal style in this period. Worth a look.

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