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Chicago Syndicate (1955)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  July 1955 (USA)
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An ex-military accountant is recruited by the FBI to infiltrate the mob in Chicago in an attempt to break open the rackets. To complicate his job, two women stand in his way, each with their own agenda.

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Cast overview:
Dennis O'Keefe ...
Barry Amsterdam
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Connie Peters
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Arnold 'Arnie' Valent
Xavier Cugat ...
Benny Chico
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Joyce Kern - alias Sue Morton
Richard H. Cutting ...
David Healey / Narrator
Chris Alcaide ...
Nate - a Thug
William Challee ...
Dolan - a Thug
John Zaremba ...
Det. Lt. Robert Fenton
George Brand ...
Jack Roper
Hugh Sanders ...
Pat Winters
Xavier Cugat Orchestra ...
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An ex-military accountant is recruited by the FBI to infiltrate the mob in Chicago in an attempt to break open the rackets. To complicate his job, two women stand in his way, each with their own agenda.

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TOO HOT TO HANDLE! (original ad - all caps)

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References On the Waterfront (1954) See more »

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Standard crime drama with a good performance by Paul Stewart.

Dennis O'Keefe plays Barry Amersterdam, an accountant hired by authorities to infiltrate the syndicate in order the get the goods on the top man Arnie Valent. He works his way in and soon rises to become the mobs top accountant. Along the way he is distracted by Joyce Kern (Allison Hayes) a women out to avenge the mob murder of her father. CHICAGO SYNDICATE is a standard "B" crime thriller of the period. It is one of many films made in the fifties purporting to expose the sin, crime, corruption and vice of some major American city. Dennis O'Keefe gives his usual breezy performance. Allison Hayes is sexy. The best performance is Paul Stewart as mob boss Arnie Valent. Stewart was always at his best when he played slimy crooks, and he is quite convincing here as the nasty mob boss who loves his mother and likes to beat women.


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