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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 »
User Reviews:
Good, But Not first-Rate 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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Language:
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)
Filming Locations:

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.
Good, But Not first-Rate, 9 May 2011
Author: dougdoepke from Claremont, USA

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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