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Chicago Syndicate (1955)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | July 1955 (USA)
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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Barry Amsterdam
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Connie Peters
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Arnold 'Arnie' Valent
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Benny Chico
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Joyce Kern - alias Sue Morton
Richard H. Cutting ...
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Nate - a Thug
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Dolan - a Thug
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Det. Lt. Robert Fenton
George Brand ...
Jack Roper
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Pat Winters
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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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Greek Bolero
by Yannis Spartakos (as John Spartacos)
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Great Chicago scenes
21 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw the show on Turner Classic Movies. The plot was entertaining. It kicks off with a murder of a mob accountant who gave inside info to a newspaper man (the "Syndicate" didn't like that.) The newsman then gets some leading Chicago people plus lawmen together to try to "break the Syndicate wide open." They persuade Barry Amsterdam (Dennis O'Keefe), an aspiring accountant dreaming of starting his own business, to infiltrate the mob and get the lowdown on the crooks. He ends up doing an amazing job, for an accountant! But the use of real street scenes is what made this a very interesting movie for a Chicago history buff like me. You can see many downtown locations (theaters, buildings, bridges, rivers, street signs), era shots (men in hats, big cars, 50s trains & buses) and dialog about real places (Halsted, Ohio, The Palmer House, Maxwell Street). Lot's of fun!


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