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Chicago Confidential (1957)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 30 August 1957 (USA)
An honest union official named Blane is framed for the murder of another union official. Thus off the hook, the crime syndicate actually responsible for the crime is free to continue its ... See full summary »

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Laura Barton
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Arthur 'Artie' Blane
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Ken Harrison
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Candymouth Duggan
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Alan Dixon
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Kerry Jordan
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An honest union official named Blane is framed for the murder of another union official. Thus off the hook, the crime syndicate actually responsible for the crime is free to continue its activities. However, State's Attorney Jim Fremont begins to suspect that Blane has been set up. Fremont launches a new investigation. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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In 1957, United Artists released this as a double feature with Gun Duel in Durango (1957). See more »

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When we see Candymouth Duggan for the first time, he knocks down a plank on the fence by the river. When the plank falls, the string holding it can be clearly seen. See more »

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Didn';t click for me
6 January 2008 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

I'm really glad that crime movies of the B or lower grades are showing up. Hence the six stars. But this movie felt flat. It never drew me in.

It's one of those in which an unseen narrator tells us about the crime that was sweeping big cities and the police/government officials/fill in the blank who were wiping it out.

Brian Keith could be a fine noir hero but his performance feels uninspired. The movie boasts some great actresses of the tough-girl school. They too seem underused.

The narration is almost a self-parody. It is so stern and humorless it presages the announcer on "Laugh-in" and some later intentional funny movies.

I didn't buy this movie. Not sure why. But thanks for bringing it out of the vault, anyway. And keep 'em coming!


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