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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 »
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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