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The Garment Jungle (1957)

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A story about the struggle of the International Ladys Garment Worker Union (ILGWU) to unionize a New York sweat shop... See full synopsis »

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Walter Mitchell
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Alan Mitchell
Gia Scala ...
Theresa Renata
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Artie Ravidge
Valerie French ...
Lee Hackett
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Tulio Renata
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George Kovan
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Tony
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Mr. Paul
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Dave Bronson
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Fred Kenner
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Tulio's Mother
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A story about the struggle of the International Ladys Garment Worker Union (ILGWU) to unionize a New York sweat shop... See full synopsis »

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The whole naked truth about the rackets in New York's garment center!

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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25 April 1957 (USA)  »

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Joanna Barnes' film debut. See more »

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About half way through, when the truck drives forward into the ally past the union 'picketers' towards the elevator. After they kill Tulio the truck is inexplicably turned-around (without room in the ally to turn around) and drives forward out of the ally the same way it came in. See more »

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Punchy Muckraking Expose
21 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm in total agreement with the other reviewers here. This is a sharply-made film about a battle at a garment factory over unionization with terrific performances from Lee J. Cobb, a young Robert Loggia, and a menacing Richard Boone as a union buster. Kerwin Mathews gives only a passable lead performance, but then again his novice acting sort of fits his role as an outsider, which was necessary to give the audience a view of the garment industry from an outsider's perspective. Whether or not one scene or another was directed by Sherman or Aldrich makes little difference - the movie fits together fantastically, and has aged quite well. This movie would make a fine contrast to Paul Schrader's excellent 1978 expose movie "Blue Collar", which took an opposing negative view of the union.


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