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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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Tagline:
The whole naked truth about the rackets in New York's garment center!
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Decent Little Noir See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

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)

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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88 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Columbia Pictures production number 8395.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The baby that Robert Loggia is holding in the office and hallway of the Dress Union building is different when he enters another room. The first baby is younger with short blondish hair. The other baby is much bigger with longer, blackish hair.See more »

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Decent Little Noir, 13 July 2012
Author: mbrindell from SoCal

Director Sherman effectively dovetails the lives of the Haves and the Have Nots in New York's famed garment district. For its time (1957), this was a film that attracted an adult audience and delicately handled a very adult subject matter (think "On the Waterfront," but not quite as sophisticated).

Loggia, Scala and Boone deliver memorable performances. Matthews is generally flat, and even Cobb seems uninvolved with the proceedings.

The breast feeding scene and the expletive statement "Go to Hell!" voiced by Matthews during a bitter fist fight with Boone demonstrate that the Code was cracking; both scenes are well done and not exploitive.

The violence is often brutal and anything but subtle.

The all-too-few location scenes are nicely juxtaposed with the studio shots.

The film's down side is that the factory floor and union meeting sets are much too small and do not include enough people to give the moments a sense of realism.

Keep in mind that this film would have been taboo in Hollywood five years earlier with HUAC and the very real threat of blacklisting.

See it for Scala, Loggia and Boone.

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