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The Case Against Brooklyn (1958)

 -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  June 1958 (USA)
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When a reporter claims that New York police are on the take letting the mob run its horse parlors at will, a shocked District Attorney Michael Norris decide to do something about it. Not ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Pete Harris
Margaret Hayes ...
Lil Polombo nee Alexander (as Maggie Hayes)
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Rudi Franklin
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Mrs. Jane Harris
Tol Avery ...
Dist. Atty. Michael W. Norris
Emile Meyer ...
Police Capt. T.W. Wills
Nestor Paiva ...
Finelli
Brian G. Hutton ...
Jess Johnson (as Brian Hutton)
Robert Osterloh ...
Det. Sgt. Bonney
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Henchman Monte
Bobby Helms ...
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When a reporter claims that New York police are on the take letting the mob run its horse parlors at will, a shocked District Attorney Michael Norris decide to do something about it. Not knowing who can be trusted on the force, he turns to recent police academy graduates to go undercover and find the corrupt cops. Among them is Pete Harris, a 10 year Marine Corps veteran. His focus is on Lil Polumbo, recently widowed after her husband Gus' truck ran off the road. Rumor has it that Gus was heavily in debt to the mob and killed himself so his wife could collect on his insurance. When the mob learns that Harris is a cop, they try to kill him but it doesn't go as planned and kills someone close to him instead. Pete decides to get the killers at any cost. Written by garykmcd

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Is This Cop for Sale? For $500 - Under the Table!

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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Raymond T. Marcus is listed as the writer for this movie but that was an alias used by writer Bernard Gordon. Gordon co-wrote this movie with Julian Zimet. Since these two were on the Hollywood Black List they could not be credited. See more »

Soundtracks

Prize Song
(uncredited)
from "Die Meistersinger"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played while the villains are bugging Darren McGavin's apartment
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Now, this is noir!
17 July 2009 | by (Proctorville, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Opine that a film is noir, and the arguments will sprout up like mushrooms in a dark cellar. This gritty little feature, however, should cause contention only among those who designate noir in terms of directors, inclusive years, or other mercenary measures. The plot concerns police corruption, and the protagonist is an unsullied, but savvy rookie cop who is ready and willing to cast sentiment aside and get the goods by hook or crook. The Production Code is cracking, and characters talk of a woman putting out and a good guy's willingness to cheat on his wife. There's no soft soap or sappiness--only an oblique noir world that twists and turns and delivers flashes of light amidst the gloom.


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