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99 River Street (1953)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 3 October 1953 (USA)
A former boxer turned cab driver has to hide from the police when his badgering wife is murdered by the jewel thief she was having an affair with.

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Ernie Driscoll
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Linda James
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Victor Rawlins
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Stan Hogan
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Pauline Driscoll
Jay Adler ...
Christopher
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Mickey
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Lloyd Morgan (as Glen Langan)
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Pop Durkee
John Daheim ...
Bud (as John Day)
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Waldo Daggett
Peter Leeds ...
Nat Finley
William Tannen ...
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Gene Reynolds ...
Chuck
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Having lost his heavyweight championship match, boxer Ernie Driscoll now drives a taxi for a living and earns the scorn of his nagging wife, Pauline, who blames him for her lack of social status. Involved with jewel thief Victor Rawlins, Pauline is murdered by him when she impedes his ability to fence the jewels. Blamed for his wife's murder, Ernie must track down Rawlins before he leaves the country. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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When Ernie is waiting at the bar for Pauline, the bartender takes his beer bottle but in the next scene from the view of the bartender, the bottle is still on the bar in front of Ernie. See more »

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Ernie Driscoll: You were a showgirl! And I could'a been the champion.
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An ex-boxer finds himself mixed up in robbery and murder.
14 September 1998 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This is definitely a minor crime film, but it is one of the best examples of the genre I can recall. Within ten minutes of the start of the story, the viewer comes to care about the main character and his situation. The story proceeds logically and rapidly, and many of the incidental characters are well-defined and likeable. It's not going to end up on many top-ten lists, but this is as close to a perfect movie as you're likely to see.


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