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As a man waits at a train station for his girl, he tells us about the recent past and we segue into a long flash-back.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Silvera ...
Jamie Smith ...
Irene Kane ...
Jerry Jarrett ...
Albert
Mike Dana ...
Gangster
Felice Orlandi ...
Gangster
Shaun O'Brien ...
Landlord
Barbara Brand ...
Taxi Dance Lady
David Vaughan ...
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Alec Rubin ...
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Bouncer #1
Phil Stevenson ...
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Arthur Feldman ...
Policeman #1
Bill Funaro ...
Taxi Driver
Skippy Adelman ...
Mannequin Factory Owner
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Prize-fighter Davy Gordon intervenes when private dancer Gloria Price is being attacked by her employer and lover Vincent Raphello. This brings the two together and they get involved with each other, which displeases Raphello. He sends men out to kill Davy, but they instead kill his friend. Gloria is soon kidnapped by Raphello and his men, and it is up to Davy to save her. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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Her Soft Mouth Was the Road to Sin-Smeared Violence!


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1 October 1955 (USA)  »

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$75,000 (estimated)
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Working with practically no budget and largely without on-location filming permits, Stanley Kubrick had to remain unnoticed while shooting in the nation's busiest city, sometimes secretly shooting from a nearby vehicle. See more »

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When Dave is reading the letter on the subway, the narration of the letter obviously very different from what is written on the page. See more »

Quotes

Gloria Price: It's a mistake to confuse pity with love.
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Oh, Susannah
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Written by Stephen Foster
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Grade A noir film . A good, clean guy, a girl who might not be trustworthy and an evil grasping, clutching mobster all collide for a top notch suspense thriller
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I saw this film about two weeks ago on AMC. It was in the morning so there was no tag by Bob Osborne when it ended and since I did not catch the very beginning, I did not see the credits. I saw the boxing match and it was BRUTAL. What a fighter goes through was never conveyed more clearly and more succinctly. I remember Frank Silvera from other films (and it was his name that I looked up to find here at IMD. The actors were unknown and the two leads were not that convincing but the story was riveting. I was prepared for an ending suitable to the type of dark film it had been up to that point. I really liked the ending that was revealed. I came here to read comments on this little known film and was totally surprised to learn that Stanley Kubrick directed it. He told a story in a lean, sparse way that was different from the way he told later films but his genius was showing here. Bravo to all connected with this little gem!


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