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Damn Citizen (1957)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1 March 1958 (USA)
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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Col. Francis C. Grevemberg
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Dorothy Grevemberg (as Maggie Hayes)
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Maj. Al Arthur
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Pat Noble
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Paul Musso
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Joseph Kosta (as Edward C. Platt)
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Cleo
Sam Buffington ...
DeButts
Clegg Hoyt ...
Sheriff Lloyd
Kendall Clark ...
Col. Tom Hastings
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Police Insp. Sweeney
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Lt. Palmer
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Nancy Sweeney
Aaron M. Kohn ...
Himself
J.D. Grey ...
Himself (as Reverend Dr. J.D. Grey)
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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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police | corruption | See All (2) »

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

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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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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Released in the UK at the end of December 1957 as the bottom half of a double bill with The Tarnished Angels. See more »

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References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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Painter James Bonsall appears in this film
15 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An interesting tidbit about this film is the appearance of New Orleans painter, James Belton Bonsall as a deputy. Bonsall was living in California at the time and had some minor connections to the movie industry. He appears in this film (and in some of the advertising posters) smashing slot machines with a sledge hammer. Inasmuch as the adverts for this film are more accessible than copies of the film itself, Bonsall's minor role becomes effectively more significant. Bonsall died in 1999 without children, leaving his artwork as his primary legacy. It is not known whether he appeared in any other films, though he did a bit of stage acting, and was cast in a New Orleans production of "The Grass Harp" by Capote.


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