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Gang War (1958)

 |  Drama  |  July 1958 (USA)
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A Los Angeles high-school teacher's problems begin when he happens to witness a gangland killing and agrees to identify the murderers. Not realizing this will cause the underworld to retaliate "big time".

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Cast

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Alan Avery
Kent Taylor ...
Bryce Barker, Meadows' Attonery
Jennifer Holden ...
Marie, Maxie Meadows' Woman
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Maxie Meadows
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Edie Avery
Gloria Grey ...
Marsha
Barney Phillips ...
Police Lt. Sam Johnson
Ralph Manza ...
Bernard 'Axe' Duncan, Reno Hood
George Eldredge ...
Police Sergeant Ernie Tucker
Billy Snyder ...
Mr. Tomkins, Syndicate Man
Lyn Guild ...
Diane Barker
Dan Simmons ...
Police Officer Bob Cross
Jack Reynolds ...
Joe Reno, Meadows' 2nd in Command
Jack Littlefield ...
Johnny, Syndicate Hood
Larry Gelbman ...
Chester
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A Los Angeles high-school teacher's problems begin when he happens to witness a gangland killing and agrees to identify the murderers. Not realizing this will cause the underworld to retaliate "big time".

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Das Raubtier 2  »

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This was one of four movies in 1958 that featured Charles Bronson in a starring role. He would not have another lead role until 1970. See more »

Quotes

Police Sergeant Ernie Tucker: You teach kids. How much do you know about juvenile delinquency?
Alan Avery: A little.
Police Sergeant Ernie Tucker: It's increasing. You mentioned your wife. That she is going to have a kid. Don't you care about the world it grows up in?
Police Lt. Sam Johnson: I think your wife would Mr. Avery.
Alan Avery: [after quite a bit of thinking] Alright.
[pauses for a bit]
Alan Avery: The car they used was a black sedan. the license number was JPF393...
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
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What a bizarre little film!
4 July 2000 | by (West Coast) – See all my reviews

That's what I thought as did my guest, when we both watched this film recently on cable.

There's a lot of originality going on from the minute the film begins, with Hollywood, California as the back drop, including the old Capitol Records building in the background. There were some interesting camera angles, as well as one unintentional humorous fight scene between some gangsters.

As for the plot, well, it's "Death Wish" 1958 almost, with a young and raw Charles Bronson as a high school teacher. Gloria Henry, the mother from the Jay North sitcom "Dennis the Menace" plays his pregnant wife.

Next time you come across it on cable, give the film a chance. You might end up watching it (and enjoying it), all the way through.


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