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The Brothers Rico (1957)

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A retired mob accountant is drawn back in when his brothers, who have recently made a hit for the organization, decide to go to the authorities.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Eddie Rico
Dianne Foster ...
Alice Rico
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Norah Malaks Rico
Larry Gates ...
Sid Kubik
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Mrs. Rico
Lamont Johnson ...
Peter Malaks
Harry Bellaver ...
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Gino Rico
Paul Dubov ...
Phil
Rudy Bond ...
Charlie Gonzales
Richard Bakalyan ...
Vic Tucci
William Phipps ...
Joe Wesson
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Eddie Rico has been the book-keeper of an important Mafia boss but now he is an honest merchant and lives with his family in Florida. Everything changes when the police starts to search for his brothers. Now Eddie sees himself forced to get in touch with the Mafia again. Written by Volker Boehm

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Three hunted men and their desperate women...

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Crime | Film-Noir | Drama

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September 1957 (USA)  »

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The Brothers Rico  »

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In Sept. 1957, Columbia Pictures distributed this film on a double bill with Pickup Alley (1957) starring Victor Mature. (Pickup Alley (1957) was distributed under the title "Pickup Alley".) See more »

Quotes

Alice Rico: Darling, I'm not blaming you. You had no choice.
Eddie Rico: Oh, but I did have a choice twenty years ago. When Kubik offered me that job, I should have thrown it in is face. He showed me a plush-lined rat hole, and I crawled in it and made it my home!
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Remade as The Family Rico (1972) See more »

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Let's Fall in Love
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Written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler (1933)
Sung and hummed by Richard Conte in bathroom while shaving
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Good, But Not first-Rate
9 May 2011 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Former gangland auditor is persuaded to locate missing brother before mob is compelled to kill him.

For a crime drama, that lengthy opening scene is a surprise. It's marital bliss all the way as Eddie (Conte) and wife Alice (Foster) cuddle up, providing a ton of promotional material for the censored 1950's. But more importantly, all the lovey-dovey defines Eddie's truly reformed character, plus Alice as a wife you'd want to come back to.

For a Karlson crime drama, however, the violence is oddly played down by a director who knew how to make the audience shudder. Instead, paranoia mounts as Eddie sees suspicious characters wherever he goes in search of brother Johnny (Darren). When Johnny is finally confronted by the mob, Karlson oddly passes over the potential of a centerpiece violent scene. I suspect that's because of censorship concerns given Johnny's youth and the emotional buildup preceding it. Also, note how abruptly the final shootout is handled, as if they're suddenly running out of film.

That early scene between Eddie and Kubik (Gates) is a minor masterpiece of treachery that carries through the rest of the film. As the oily family friend, Gates is simply superb. Excellent too is Harry Bellaver's smooth-talking local chieftain, who keeps appealing to Eddie's sense of survival.

As a whole, however, the movie is more a collection of good scenes rather than overall impact. Maybe because there's a curious lack of intensity to heighten the dramatic narrative. Whatever the reason, it's a good crime drama without being first-rate.


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