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Writer:
Jack DeWitt (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
11 August 1957 (USA) See more »
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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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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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The Pinball Racket, 12 March 2012
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Portland Expose casts Edward Binns as an honest tavern owner who gets lured into the clutches of organized crime by of all things a pinball machine that some guys with smashed noses urge him to put in his place of business. It's a way of earnings additional cash, but that's there way of starting and pretty soon it's slot machines and hookers.

Although the racketeers have several spots, Binns's tavern is of particular interest because it's near a lot of industrial plants and the gangs are looking to infiltrate labor unions. Binns goes along at first, but after his daughter Carolyn Craig is nearly raped by Frank Gorshin playing one of the hoods, Binns turns informant and starts wearing a wire to his meetings.

The next time you're in a bar hoisting a few, if you've seen Portland Expose you might look at the pinball, the computer games, and the Foozeball in a different light. Not much in the way of production values in Portland Expose, not really too much of Portland other than establishing shots. But the story moves well and performances to note are that of Virginia Gregg as Binns's concerned wife, Lea Pennman as a west coast Polly Adler, and Jeanne Carmen as a cheerfully amoral hooker who really makes her scenes count.

The film also has a coda ending with reference to the then current McClellan committee investigating labor racketeering. The counsel to that committee was one Robert F. Kennedy and their main target was the Teamsters and Jimmy Hoffa. Not a bad noir at the end of the noir cycle.

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