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Writers:
Lester Velie (articles)
Harry Kleiner (story)
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Release Date:
25 April 1957 (USA) See more »
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The whole naked truth about the rackets in New York's garment center!
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The Garment Jungle is a Dressy Film **** See more (15 total) »

Cast

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Lee J. Cobb ... Walter Mitchell

Kerwin Mathews ... Alan Mitchell
Gia Scala ... Theresa Renata

Richard Boone ... Artie Ravidge
Valerie French ... Lee Hackett

Robert Loggia ... Tulio Renata

Joseph Wiseman ... George Kovan

Harold J. Stone ... Tony

Adam Williams ... Ox

Wesley Addy ... Mr. Paul

Willis Bouchey ... Dave Bronson

Robert Ellenstein ... Fred Kenner

Celia Lovsky ... Tulio's Mother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suzanne Alexander ... Joanne (uncredited)

Joanna Barnes ... Bit Model (uncredited)
Bonnie Bolding ... Model (uncredited)

Eve Brent ... Receptionist (uncredited)
Shirley Buchanan ... Announcer (uncredited)
Anna Lee Carroll ... Model (uncredited)
Dick Crockett ... Miller (uncredited)
Lillian Culver ... Buyer (uncredited)
Jann Darlyn ... On-Line Model (uncredited)
Madelyn Darrow ... On-Line Model (uncredited)
Diane DeLaire ... High Fashion Model (uncredited)
Millicent Deming ... Announcer (uncredited)
Kenneth Gibson ... Male Operator (uncredited)
Ruth Gillis ... Model (uncredited)
Joan Granville ... Girl Operator (uncredited)
Marilyn Hanold ... Model (uncredited)
Bob Hopkins ... Bartender (uncredited)
Betsy Jones-Moreland ... Secretary (uncredited)
Dorothy Kellogg ... Model (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Man at Buyers' Show (uncredited)
Ellie Kent ... Stephanie (uncredited)
June Kirby ... On-Line Model (uncredited)
Donald Kirke ... Salesman (uncredited)
Paul Knight ... Salesman (uncredited)
Betty Koch ... Buyer (uncredited)
Joe Lanza ... Dancer (uncredited)
Frank Marlowe ... Truck Driver (uncredited)
Kathy Marlowe ... Model (uncredited)

Sid Melton ... Garment Worker (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Buyer (uncredited)
Laurie Mitchell ... Model (uncredited)
Peggy O'Connor ... Model (uncredited)

Gloria Pall ... Fitting Model (uncredited)
Joe Ploski ... Shop Worker (uncredited)
Paul Power ... Salesman (uncredited)
George Robotham ... Truck Driver (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Dance Extra (uncredited)
Archie Savage ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Irene Seidner ... Old Lady Operator (uncredited)
Jon Shepodd ... Alfredi (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Onlooker at Fred's Death (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Salesman (uncredited)

Jud Taylor ... Latzo (uncredited)
June Tolley ... Model (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... Truck Driver's Helper (uncredited)
Paul Weber ... Salesman (uncredited)
William Woodson ... Announcer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Vincent Sherman 
Robert Aldrich (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Lester Velie (articles Gangsters in the Dress Business)

Harry Kleiner (story and screenplay)

Produced by
Harry Kleiner .... producer
 
Original Music by
Leith Stevens 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph F. Biroc  (as Joseph Biroc)
 
Film Editing by
William A. Lyon  (as William Lyon)
 
Art Direction by
Robert Peterson  (as Robert E. Peterson)
 
Set Decoration by
William Kiernan 
Frank Tuttle  (as Frank A. Tuttle)
 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Clay Campbell .... makeup artist
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Irving J. Moore .... assistant director (as Irving Moore)
 
Sound Department
John P. Livadary .... recording supervisor (as John Livadary)
Frank Bayes .... sound editor (uncredited)
Ferrol Redd .... sound (uncredited)
Evelyn Rutledge .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Albert Bettcher .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
Leith Stevens .... conductor
Gil Grau .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Earl Barton .... choreographer (uncredited)
Adele T. Strassfield .... assistant: Robert Aldrich (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
88 min
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Trivia:
Joanna Barnes' film debut.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The Garment Jungle is a Dressy Film ****, 29 May 2008
Author: edwagreen from United States

Terrific film in the genre of "On the Waterfront." This one involves efforts to unionize the dress industry and the violence by mobsters hired by bosses to thwart the unions from getting a hold on the workers.

Lee J. Cobb is perfect as the role of the garment boss who has paid for years to keep the union out of his business. When his partner is murdered by gangsters when the former is willing to sign on with the union, this occurs just in time as Cobb's son, well played by Kerwin Matthews, arrives from Europe on the scene and is willing to learn the business. He soon realizes why his father has kept him out and when an organizer for the union is murdered, he becomes totally sympathetic with the union movement as well as the widow (Gia Scala) of the slain organizer.

The picture captures the woes of garment workers and the mobsters who were hired to keep them out.

It is to be noted that the garment industry always had a history of difficulty with labor. Many of these places were in violation of National Labor Board rules and were continuously fined for abusing workers.

This is a picture of rare quality with solid acting performances by a terrific cast.

The film should especially be viewed by all the anti-union activists out there.

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