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Director:
Writers:
Georges Simenon (story)
Lewis Meltzer (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
September 1957 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Three hunted men and their desperate women...
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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gangster noir See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Richard Conte ... Eddie Rico
Dianne Foster ... Alice Rico

Kathryn Grant ... Norah Malaks Rico
Larry Gates ... Sid Kubik

James Darren ... Johnny Rico

Argentina Brunetti ... Mrs. Rico
Lamont Johnson ... Peter Malaks
Harry Bellaver ... Mike Lamotta

Paul Picerni ... Gino Rico
Paul Dubov ... Phil
Rudy Bond ... Charlie Gonzales
Richard Bakalyan ... Vic Tucci
William Phipps ... Joe Wesson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mimi Aguglia ... Julia Rico (uncredited)
Bonnie Bolding ... Stewardess (uncredited)

Nesdon Booth ... Burly Man (uncredited)
Marvin Bryan ... Ticket Clerk (uncredited)
George Cisar ... Pete Selsun - Dude Cowboy (uncredited)
Dean Cromer ... Marco Felici (uncredited)

Patricia Donahue ... Miss Van Ness (uncredited)
Darren Dublin ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Jane Easton ... Nellie (uncredited)
Sam Finn ... Second Cab Driver (uncredited)
Mimi Gibson ... Mary Felici (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Bank Customer (uncredited)
Pepe Hern ... Bank Officer / Henchman (uncredited)
Betsy Jones-Moreland ... Additional Character (voice) (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Passerby (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Estelle Lawrence ... Counter Girl (uncredited)
George J. Lewis ... El Camino Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Robert Malcolm ... Bank Guard (uncredited)
Peggy Maley ... Jean (uncredited)
Rankin Mansfield ... Bank Official (uncredited)
Ernesto Molinari ... Pizza Maker (uncredited)
Maggie O'Byrne ... Mrs. Maggie Felici (uncredited)
Don Orlando ... First Cab Driver (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Bartender (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Jerry Summers ... Bellboy (uncredited)
James Waters ... Carl - Laundry Truck Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Phil Karlson 
 
Writing credits
Georges Simenon (story)

Lewis Meltzer (screenplay) and
Ben Perry (screenplay)

Dalton Trumbo  uncredited

Produced by
William Goetz .... producer
Lewis J. Rachmil .... producer
 
Original Music by
George Duning 
 
Cinematography by
Burnett Guffey 
 
Film Editing by
Charles Nelson 
 
Art Direction by
Robert F. Boyle  (as Robert Boyle)
 
Set Decoration by
William Kiernan 
Darrell Silvera 
 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis 
 
Makeup Department
Clay Campbell .... makeup artist
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack R. Berne .... assistant director (as Jack Berne)
 
Sound Department
Lambert E. Day .... sound
John P. Livadary .... sound
 
Music Department
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
Morris Stoloff .... conductor
 

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Runtime:
92 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | West Germany:16 (nf)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Final film of Mimi Aguglia.See more »
Quotes:
Johnny Rico:[to Eddie] Okay, okay, so nobody's blaming you. Let's just say something happened way back when, huh? So maybe I am gonna die, but Eddie, you've got even bigger troubles. You're gonna live.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Bratya Riko (1980) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Let's Fall in LoveSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
gangster noir, 7 September 2013
Author: blanche-2 from United States

Richard Conte stars in "The Brothers Rico," a 1957 noir with James Darren, Larry Gates, Kathryn Grant, and Dianne Foster.

Conte is Eddie Rico, a former mob accountant, now in the laundry business in Florida and quite successful. The first few scenes are filled with sexual innuendo and show a loving, romantic couple who hope to adopt a baby soon. Then Eddie gets a call from his old boss, Kubik (Gates) who wants to see him on an urgent matter. Considering his boss as "Uncle Sid," he goes to New York against his wife's (Foster) wishes.

Eddie is approached by his brother Gino - he claims the mob wants him to go to St. Louis, and he's sure they plan to rub him out as he was part of a hit and the others who were involved are dead. Eddie advises him to go to St. Louis, that Sid wants him to lay low and would never hurt him. Kubik is grateful to their mother (Argentina Brunetti) who once stopped a bullet meant for him, so Eddie knows he will protect his brothers.

When Eddie meets with Kubik, he learns that his brother Johnny is married and no one has heard from him. However, his wife's (Grant) brother has been talking to the DA about a mob witness. Eddie assures Sid it can't be Johnny. Kubik wants Eddie to find his brother and talk to him. Eddie does, not realizing that they just want to find Eddie and kill him. He realizes his mistake too late.

This was a very good, edge of your seat noir, low on violence though suspenseful. It was on Empire's list of 500 greatest movies, so I wanted to check it out.

Richard Conte does a great job as Eddie, who trusts the wrong people. This was his kind of role, playing the tough son of an immigrant, mixed up with the wrong people, but with a good heart. James Darren, now 67, hasn't changed much except in recent years he's let his hair go gray.

One more point. Someone mentioned that the casting was ridiculous because there was a 26-year difference between Conte and Darren. Back in the '20s and '30s especially, women had children that died at birth or were stillborn - my grandmother had nine children and three lived. There is quiet a gap between the oldest and youngest in that family. That was not unusual.

Everyone is very good in this film, and as a point of interest, the woman playing Argentina Brunetti's mother was, in fact, her real-life mother. Recommended.

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