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The Brothers Rico (1957)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  September 1957 (USA)
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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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Complete credited cast:
Eddie Rico
Dianne Foster ...
Alice Rico
Larry Gates ...
Sid Kubik
Lamont Johnson ...
Peter Malaks
Gino Rico
Paul Dubov ...
Rudy Bond ...
Charlie Gonzales
Richard Bakalyan ...
Vic Tucci
William Phipps ...
Joe Wesson


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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September 1957 (USA)  »

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Hyänen der Straße  »

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Mob going corporate is subject of crime flick from Karlson, Conte
10 September 2001 | by (Western New York) – See all my reviews

It's a long way from the Little Caesars, Public Enemies and Scarfaces of the earliest sound movies to the Godfathers, Goodfellas and Scarfaces Miami-style of more recent decades. Along the way, there were intermediate stages, and director Phil Karlson (99 River Street, Kansas City Confidential) tries his hand at one -- oddly enough, working from material by venerable French pulp-writer Georges Simenon. Richard Conte runs a commercial laundry and, with his new wife, is trying to adopt a child; after a tarnished youth, he's gone straight. The younger males in his family, it so happens, have not, and a syndicate kingpin sends Conte off to smoke out his youngest brother, in hiding, supposedly to save his life; the young squirt is played by 50s recording heart-throb Bobby Darrin. But Conte is just being used as bait.... The Brothers Rico introduces us to an all-American, corporate, impersonal view of organized crime, ranging from New York's Mulberry Street to palm-fanned Florida to the mobbed-up sunbelt of Phoenix -- and to a world where the terms "family" has lost all of its many meanings. Only the bottom line now counts.

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