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Director:
Writers:
Georges Simenon (story)
Lewis Meltzer (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
September 1957 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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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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)
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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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Trivia:
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:
Mrs. Rico:My boys are dead! What's there to live for?See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Bratya Riko (1980) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Let's Fall in LoveSee more »

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20 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Mob going corporate is subject of crime flick from Karlson, Conte, 10 September 2001
Author: bmacv from Western New York

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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