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Gang War (1958)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | July 1958 (USA)
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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Alan Avery
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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
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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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Crime | Drama

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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 »

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Maxie Meadows: Excuse the slight interruption.
Marie, Maxie Meadows' Woman: I finished the paragraph.
[he takes the book from her hand and tosses it aside]
Marie, Maxie Meadows' Woman: [as he moves in for a kiss, she pulls away] You know what that book is all about?
Maxie Meadows: NO.
Marie, Maxie Meadows' Woman: The Greeks.
Maxie Meadows: You mean someone wrote a whole book about Nick and his cousins?
Marie, Maxie Meadows' Woman: Someone wrote a whole book about the Greeks in Greece.
Maxie Meadows: Oh them? The Greek Greeks?
Marie, Maxie Meadows' Woman: Yea, and these one's are all dead!
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
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Early Bronson
26 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Gang War (1958)

** (out of 4)

A school teacher (Charles Bronson) witnesses a gang killing and turns the gangsters over to the police. In return, the gangsters kill the teacher's pregnant girlfriend, so he goes out for revenge. It was rather funny seeing this film because you can't help but think of Death Wish while watching it. Bronson is rather bland in the lead and the direction by Gene Fowler, Jr. doesn't add much to the mix. The ending really doesn't work and comes of a letdown as well.

Fox owns this title and as of yet they haven't released it to DVD.


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