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The Lawbreakers (1961)

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Matt Gower (archive footage)
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Angela Walsh (archive footage)
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Allen Bardeman (archive footage)
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Gus Honochek (archive footage)
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Frank Orte (archive footage)
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Joe Selkin (archive footage)
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Ed Rackin (archive footage)
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Marian Gower (archive footage)
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Mayor Harold Emshaw (archive footage)
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Rose Wardell (archive footage)
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Abe Hirsch (archive footage)
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Sgt. John Ervine (archive footage)
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Commissioner James Deane (archive footage)
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18 August 1961 (West Germany)  »

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Contra a Lei  »

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Edited from an episode of the television series The Asphalt Jungle (1961), which ran on ABC from 2 April 1961 to 24 September 1961. See more »

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Matt Gower: You know you're a funny guy, Captain, trying to carry a white banner through a field of... to be charitable, mud.
Matt Gower: Abe?
Abe Hirsch: Yeah?
Matt Gower: Go to hell.
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A very rare and interesting gem

What a pleasure for me to find this film noir. A very rare one. I did not even know it existed. And directed by Joseph Newman. It reminds me his Human Jungle, shot several years earlier. The picture about gangsters and corrupted politicians in a big city, and the struggle between them and a bunch of hardboiled and honest, untouchable, police officers.

This story, written by the great WR Burnett, the author of "Asphalt Jungle", is interesting because it focuses as much on the "bad" ones as on the "good" ones. It shows how the system goes, in the underworld. The shooting looks like TV production from this era, for instance camera zooms. But it's OK.It suits well to this story.

Vera Miles and Jack Warden add much to this - I repeat - very rare and interesting film noir. An unknown one from director Joseph Newman.


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