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A top syndicate crime boss and his corrupt politicians, make multi-million deals and order murders , until the vicious pattern finally catches up to him.

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Charlie Lupo
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Nick Magellan
Marilyn Maxwell ...
Iris Palmer
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Katherine (Kathy) Lupo
J. Carrol Naish ...
Ben Dagajanian
Onslow Stevens ...
Johnny Achilles
Barry Kelley ...
Robert Frawley
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Arnie Wendler
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Mama Lupo
Herbert Heyes ...
James Marshall
Steven Geray ...
Morris Franklin
William 'Bill' Phillips ...
Whitey
Henry Kulky ...
Gino
Nestor Paiva ...
Martinelli
Joseph Vitale ...
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Nick Magellan works for the corrupt businessman Charlie Lupo, who presides over an influential crime syndicate in Manhattan, New York. New York senators belong to the realm of this syndicate. Charlie has a recalcitrant daughter, Kathy Lupo. She is in love with Nick. Nick protects Kathy against her father when she leaves her parental home. Charlie always knows not to be judged, but when one of the senators talks too much during a television interview, he is in the center of a massive fraud research by the law. Written by Robert

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New York Confidential (1955)
3 January 2012 | by (Portland OR) – See all my reviews

A nice bridge from the gangster pictures of the 30's to the modern day mafia flick. You can see echoes of this film in GODFATHER and GOODFELLAS and others. Going inside a crime syndicate and also the private lives of the gangsters, it's a pretty satisfying drama with a lot of facets. Richard Conte is superb as a polite but cold-blooded hit-man turned consigliere, and there are also memorable performances from Anne Bancroft and the reliable heavy Mike Mazurki. Broderick Crawford is generally quite good although he does deliver a few stiff line readings. Unfortunately, the film suffers from utterly bland cinematography, and we spend so much time in well-lit rooms that it often feels like a stage production. A very good script, but the execution only provides a few exciting moments.


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