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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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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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Runtime:
88 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Trivia:
Columbia Pictures production number 8395.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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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Good cast with good tale, 6 January 2007
Author: weghalbert from Florida

This is a over looked little gem here. The cast is excellent from top to bottom, even the weak link here Kerwin Mathews is better than most of his other roles in films. Lee J. Cobb tackles his role with gusto and scores a home run as the tough hardheaded father/boss.The always excellent Richard Boone shines as the ruthless mob enforcer. Lots of Broadway stage talent on display here. Robert Loggia makes the most of his role in his film debut, Joseph Wiseman's character reminds one of his role as Charley Gennini in Detective Story. Valerie French who did as many Broadway plays as movies is effective in her minor role. The always reliable Harold J. Stone as the shop foreman (Harold grew up in Yiddish theatre and made his Broadway debut in 1939). Even the smaller roles have nice surprises. The wonderful character actor Willis Bouchey (a stable of John Ford in his films, best remembered for his president of the court-martial in Sergeant Rutledge )as a union president. Celia Lovsky (the ex wife of Peter Lorre, and character actress in over 200 TV shows, 40 films),is wasted as the Grandmother. Don't blink or you will miss Joanna Barnes (only one year away from playing the memorable WASP Gloria Upson in Auntie Mame) in her film debut. She only has two lines,but she is so close she is almost kissing the camera. And some very familiar acting thugs doing their nasty business with flair.... And last but not least we come to Gia Scala as the feisty Italian Theresa Renata (Gia was half Sicilian from her father and 1/2 Irish , who left Italy for New york City to eventually study with Stella Adler and the Actors Studio) Gia shows so much promise here. Everyone knows her for Anna in The Guns of Navarone, and she was very good in a handful of other roles in the 50s. Sadly Gia took to the bottle after her The Guns of Navarone role and her career nosedived quickly. ( Well after all she was half Irish) One only has to see how badly her looks and talent had eroded in her 3rd to last acting role in the TV show "Tarzan" with Ron Ely. Toward the end of the show,she has scenes where she is not even looking toward the camera,perhaps having to do a voice over,(unable to remember her lines) and the ending is strange ,like she did not even show up for filming and they had to patch together a ending to the show, with no Gia on the set. (Gia died of a overdose of alcohol and sleeping pills suicide in 1972 after unsuccessful attempts in 1958, when her Mother died, and 1971 ,after learning her ex husband married Barbara Anderson less than a year after their divorce ) A sad end to a very promising career. Speaking of Tarzan, that's Eve Brent as the Receptionist, the future Jane in two Gordon Scott "Tarzan" films.

The Garment Jungle is rare film , but well worth the effort to track it down.

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