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Damn Citizen (1958)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  1 March 1958 (USA)
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Based on a true story, this film tells of a police chief hired to wipe out corruption in the Louisiana State Police.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Keith Andes ...
Col. Francis C. Grevemberg
Margaret Hayes ...
Dorothy Grevemberg (as Maggie Hayes)
Gene Evans ...
Maj. Al Arthur
Lynn Bari ...
Pat Noble
Jeffrey Stone ...
Paul Musso
Joseph Kosta (as Edward C. Platt)
Sam Buffington ...
Clegg Hoyt ...
Sheriff Lloyd
Kendall Clark ...
Col. Tom Hastings
Rusty Lane ...
Police Insp. Sweeney
Charles Horvath ...
Lt. Palmer
Carolyn Kearney ...
Nancy Sweeney
Aaron M. Kohn ...
J.D. Grey ...
Himself (as Reverend Dr. J.D. Grey)


Based on a true story, this film tells of a police chief hired to wipe out corruption in the Louisiana State Police.

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He smashed the rottenest vice-machine in the U.S.!


Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

1 March 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cittadino dannato  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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In Feb. 1958, Universal Pictures had this film in wide distribution on a double bill with The Lady Takes a Flyer (1958) starring Lana Turner and Jeff Chandler. See more »

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Unheralded, straightforward little gem
7 January 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Based on fact (and with appearances by several of the actual people involved), this tells the story of a police chief appointed by the state of Louisiana to rid its state police force of entrenched corruption. This is a taut, straightforward little film, in the tradition of "The Phenix City Story," and director Robert Gordon, while no Phil Karlson, does a good job on a limited budget and with a competent but non-star cast. Keith Andes is quite effective as the lawman who came up against a bit more than he expected, and Gene Evans (nice to see him in a good-guy role for once) complements him well as a state trooper who is as disgusted by the corruption as Andes is. An interesting story helped along by some sharp dialogue, tight pacing and good performances by most of the cast (there are a few less-than-inspired ones that tend to slow things down a bit, but not fatally) make this little-known film one to watch.

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