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The Big Operator (1959)

Bill Gibson is Little Joe's nemesis and is one of the men who can testify that he saw the labor boss in an incriminating conversation with a known criminal - something that Little Joe ... See full summary »

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(as Charles Haas)

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(based on a Cosmopolitan Magazine story by), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Little Joe Braun
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Bill Gibson
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Mary Gibson
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Fred McAfee
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Oscar 'The Executioner' Wetzel
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Cliff Heldon
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Slim Clayburn
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Ed Brannell
Charles Chaplin Jr. ...
Bill Tragg
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Gina (as Vampira)
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Tony Webson
Ben Gage ...
Bert Carr
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Timmy Gibson
Lawrence Dobkin ...
Phil Cernak
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Danny Sacanzi
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Bill Gibson is Little Joe's nemesis and is one of the men who can testify that he saw the labor boss in an incriminating conversation with a known criminal - something that Little Joe denied under oath. Knowing that Cochran and one other witness can bring him down, the crooked labor boss starts on a campaign of terror.

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Goons! Torch Killers! Labor Racketeers! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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August 1959 (USA)  »

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Anatomy of the Syndicate  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Little Joe Braun: Awright, put that down. I wanna talk to you. Put it down! Come around here. Put the drink down, I wanna talk to you. Now who told you to set this guy, McAfee on fire? He didn't even see us.
Oscar 'The Executioner' Wetzel: You told me to scare him, didn't you? So I poured a little gas on him.
Little Joe Braun: A little gas...
Oscar 'The Executioner' Wetzel: It's not my fault if that stupid Lou lights a match, you know?
Little Joe Braun: How do you think this is gonna look for me at the trial? Look you don't set anybody on fire unless I tell you to, you understand?
Oscar 'The Executioner' Wetzel: You wanna know every time I ...
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Fantastic cast and story.
2 February 2002 | by (santa ana , CA) – See all my reviews

Rooney in his best dramatic role. Mickey is a crooked union boss who will stop at nothing to get his way. The nonstop action includes strong arm union goons beating Mel Torme, then setting him on fire and dumping him on Mamie Van Dorens tree lawn. Fortunately the fire is put out in time, enabling him to lead the police to the bad guys hideout. I won't give the ending away, except to say there's plenty of bagpipe music. Must see to believe!!!


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