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Director:
Writer:
Jack DeWitt (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
11 August 1957 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Whole Scorching Story...BRIBE by BRIBE...SIN by SIN...SHOCK by SHOCK! See more »
Plot:
A tavern owner in Portland, Oregon gets involved in a struggle for power between two gangs attempting to control the unions... See more » | Add synopsis »
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One mans battle against crime, corruption, sin and vice! See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Edward Binns ... George Madison
Carolyn Craig ... Ruth Madison

Virginia Gregg ... Clara Madison
Lawrence Dobkin ... Garnell (as Larry Dobkin)

Frank Gorshin ... Joe
Joseph Marr ... Larry (as Joe Marr)
Rusty Lane ... Tom Carmody

Richard Bellis ... Jimmy Madison (as Dickie Bellis)
Lea Penman ... Mrs. Stoneway

Jeanne Carmen ... Iris
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Russ Conway ... Phil Jackman (uncredited)
Francis De Sales ... Alfred Grey (uncredited)
Kort Falkenberg ... Speed Bromley (uncredited)
Stanley Farrar ... Lennox (uncredited)

Joe Flynn ... Carl (uncredited)
Maxine Gates ... Slot Machine Jackpot Winner (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Ken Terrell ... Henchman (uncredited)
Larry Thor ... Capt. Vincent (uncredited)

Directed by
Harold D. Schuster  (as Harold Schuster)
 
Writing credits
Jack DeWitt (original screenplay)

Produced by
John H. Burrows .... associate producer
Lindsley Parsons .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Dunlap 
 
Cinematography by
Carl Berger (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Maurice Wright 
 
Casting by
Fred H. Messenger 
 
Art Direction by
Dave Milton 
 
Set Decoration by
Joseph Kish 
 
Makeup Department
Willard Colee .... makeup artist
Bertha French .... hairdresser (as Bertha H. French)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Sam Harris .... property master
 
Sound Department
Tom Lambert .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lloyd Garnell .... chief set electrician (as Lloyd L. Garnell)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Russell Hanlin .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Paul Dunlap .... conductor
 
Other crew
John Schum .... technical advisor
Bobbie Sierks .... set continuity
 

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Runtime:
72 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Sweden:15 | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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20 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
One mans battle against crime, corruption, sin and vice!, 24 November 2001

PORTLAND EXPOSE is another one of those films from the 1950's that purports to expose the crime, vice, sin and corruption of some major city. Think of all the films with a major city in the title followed by : "expose", "story", "syndicate", and "confidential". Perhaps someone with a lot of time on their hands should put together a list. Then again, perhaps not.

In this film Edward Binns plays a honest tavern owner who is forced to go into partnership with the mob. At first he goes along, but decides to fight the mob when one of the mobsters tries to rape his daughter.

PORTLAND EXPOSE a conventionally made low-budget crime thriller from the fifties. Like many films of this genre, the ads claimed it is based on a true story. The film is a bit rougher than some other films from the period. In one scene Binns' daughters boyfriend suggest they go to a hotel for a night of...well you know, because he thinks she is loose because he knows that her fathers tavern has been used by the mob as a pickup place for hookers. Then mob thug Frank Gorshin tries to rape her. Its also mentioned that Gorshins character did time for a sexual offense involving children. Pretty rough stuff for a 1957 low budget crime thriller.

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