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The Naked Street (1955)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | August 1955 (USA)
A mobster (Quinn) springs a condemmed murderer (Grainger) because he got his sister (Bancroft) pregnant.

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Roselle Regalzyk (Anne Bancroft) is the naughty but nice little sister of mobster Phil "Regal" (Anthony Quinn). The unwed Roselle has managed to get herself pregnant by Nick Branda (Farley Granger), another convict who is soon on his way to the electric chair. Phil no sooner has Nick sprung so that he can marry Roselle, then Roselle miscarries, making the shotgun wedding unnecessary. Written by alfiehitchie

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You fixed it so I'd marry a murderer ! ....live with a murderer ! See more »


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A scene where Quinn first goes inside a building to visit his mother, that street was filmed on Second Street in Los Angeles, California in what is called "Little Tokyo". See more »

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When Nicky goes to rob the liquor store, the door has deadbolt hardware on the inside and outside, but there is no corresponding bolt or plate on the edge of the door - an obvious shortcut taken by studio carpenters. See more »

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50s gritty crime but start of the PC stuff
1 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Moralizing 50s gritty crime movie. I like the pure noir versions better.

Anthony Quinn is a big time gangster he protects and adores his family. His sister gets knocked up by a good looking hood who is on death row. Quinn gets him off on condition he marry his sister and walk the straight and narrow; but Nikki (the hood) doesn't do the straight life well and starts to stray and abuse his wife.

Quinn gets rid of him by framing him for murder and gets him the death sentence. But enter a newsreporter who has a thing for the sister and the police get a crack that allow them to go after Quinn.

It is OK, I don't like the socially relevant stuff (Quinn's college were the rough streets of Brooklyn) it was the beginning of the PC stuff we are deluged with today.

I gave it a 4 for that reason other wise it would have gotten a 6.


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