Andrew Morton is an attorney who made it out of the slums. Nick Romano is his client, a young man with a long string of crimes behind him. After he lost his paycheck gambling, hoping to buy... See full summary »
After years of pursuit, Assistant D.A. Martin Ferguson has a good case against Murder, Inc. boss Albert Mendoza. Mendoza is in jail and his lieutenant Joseph Rico is going to testify. But Rico falls to his death and Ferguson must work through the night going over everything to build the case anew. Written by
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Everett Sloane, who plays the kingpin of the underworld in this movie, provided the voice of do-gooder Dick Tracy in the 1961 cartoon shorts based loosely on the Chester Gould comic strip. See more »
When Rico gets in his car at the hideout on his way to fulfill a "contract" in the city, a crew member is visible in the reflection of the window of the car door as it is closed. See more »
[to Babe Lazich]
A blimp like you ain't got a girlfriend, have you?
I've got a wife.
Well, if anything happens to you, we take care of her. If you get into a jam, we get you a lawyer. If you get in jail, you're on the payroll all the time you're in.
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Dist. Atty. Martin Ferguson (Humphrey Bogart) has the chance of sending the criminal Albert Mendoza (Everett Sloane) to the electric chair. He depends on the testimony of Mendoza`s right arm Joseph Rico (Ted De Corsia). Rico is so scared that commits a mistake and dies. Ferguson passes all the case again and again trying to find a new evidence or witness. Through flashbacks, the viewer sees what has happened until the death of Rico. Today I have just watched this movie on cable television, since it has not been released on VHS or DVD in Brazil. I can not understand how the Brazilian distributors have not paid attention on this spectacular film noir. It is almost a masterpiece, and unfortunately my friends, who are also fans of movies, do not know this magnificent film. The story is very tight, and all the cast has an excellent performance, with another great direction of Raoul Walsh. The black & white photography is fantastic, with the use of shadows specially in the exterior scenes. It is funny how the title of this movie is changed, depending on the country (`Murder, Inc.', in UK, and `A Price For Each Crime' in my country). The fans of film noir and police story will certainly love this unknown jewel. My vote is ten.
Title (Brazil): `Um Preço Para Cada Crime' (`A Price For Each Crime')
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