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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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some surprisingly sleazy moments 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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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
some surprisingly sleazy moments, 2 February 2007
Author: christopher-underwood from Greenwich - London

Bit late for a vintage noir, by definition, and whilst not deeply caste in dark shadows throughout, makes up for this a little on the sleaze front. Competently made and presented as 'based on a true story' this is quite interesting for its detail on organised crime and its involvement at very modest levels with the help of 'rotten apple' police and corrupt union official plus assistance 'all the way to the top'. There are in fact some surprisingly sleazy moments, including a well shot and fairly vigorous attempted rape. There is also a super body disposal scene involving a train at night with the flashing lights of the carriages lighting up the killer's obvious delight. The central character is, however, just a little too much of a 'goodie two shoes' for my liking and the film does slow to a crawl at times when we have to consider the family implications. Worth a watch.

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