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Director:
Writers:
Georges Simenon (story)
Lewis Meltzer (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
September 1957 (USA) See more »
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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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But Eddie you got even bigger troubles. You going to live. 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)
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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:
Final film of Mimi Aguglia.See more »
Quotes:
Johnny Rico:[to Eddie] When do you think the executioners will come.See more »
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Version of Bratya Riko (1980) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Let's Fall in LoveSee more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
But Eddie you got even bigger troubles. You going to live., 12 July 2012
Author: JohnRouseMerriottChard from United Kingdom

The Brothers Rico is directed by Phil Karlson and adapted to screenplay by Lewis Meltzer, Ben Perry and Dalton Trumbo from a story written by Georges Simenon. It stars Richard Conte, Dianne Foster, Kathryn Crosby, Larry Gates and James Darren. Music is scored by George Duning and cinematography by Burnett Guffey.

Retired from the mob and happy in his new found family life, Eddie Rico (Conte) is pulled back into the underworld when word comes that his two brothers, who are still working for the syndicate, are wanted men.

Coming at the end of the film noir cycle, The Brothers Rico sits somewhere in between noir and pure crime drama. Conte's character is a classic noir protagonist, a man who is unable to shake of his past and gets drawn into the dark underworld by family ties. Waiting there for him is a surprise, and not a good one at that. The script is very well written, which in Karlson's hands paints a sinister mob underworld operating right under the noses of everyday folk. There's much talking and very little action for most of the running time, but the dialogue is strong, always imbuing the narrative with a sense of menace, background characters are always a threat and violence implied looms over proceedings.

However, in spite of it being well written and acted with great skill by Conte, Gates and the support cast, it's a dull visual experience and crowned off by a ridiculous "aint life grand epilogue". Top cinematographer Burnett Guffey is wasted here, the film is very minimalist in production, with the film often feeling like an episode of some TV cop show. There's a brief glimpse in the last five minutes of what Guffey could do, but that's it. Conte's character provides the ticket to the noir universe, but ultimately this represents the changing of the guard, a winding down of true film noir. From a viewpoint of the film being a crime drama that provides an observation of a crime syndicate as a real presence, Karlson's movie scores a more than safe 7/10. As a film noir, though, it barely registers and noir fans should expect a flat 5/10 movie. Rounded out I make it 6/10.

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