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Director:
Writers:
Paul Monash (written by) and
W.R. Burnett (written by)
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Release Date:
18 August 1961 (West Germany) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jack Warden ... Matt Gower

Vera Miles ... Angela Walsh
Robert Douglas ... Allen Bardeman

Arch Johnson ... Gus Honochek
Douglas Odney ... Frank Orte

Ken Lynch ... Ed Rackin
Robert Bailey ... Sam Henry
Mary Lawrence ... Marian Gower
James Seay ... Mayor Harold Emshaw
Marianne Stewart ... Rose Wardell
Jay Adler ... Abe Hirsch
John Zaremba ... Sgt. John Ervine

David White ... Commissioner James Deane
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Noreen Corcoran ... Evelyn Gower (uncredited)
Robert H. Harris ... Joe Selkin (uncredited)
Don C. Harvey ... Bit Policeman (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Detective / Driver (uncredited)
Eddie Marr ... Bit Reporter (uncredited)

William Smith ... Guy on Street (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Extra at Bus Station (uncredited)
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Directed by
Joseph M. Newman 
 
Writing credits
Paul Monash (written by) and
W.R. Burnett (written by)

Produced by
Jaime Del Valle .... producer (as Jamie del Valle)
 
Original Music by
Johnny Mandel 
 
Cinematography by
Nicholas Musuraca  (as Nick Musuraca)
 
Film Editing by
Ben Lewis 
Herbert W. Wrench 
 
Art Direction by
George W. Davis 
Gabriel Scognamillo 
 
Set Decoration by
Henry Grace (set decorations)
Robert Priestley (set decorations)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Henry Weinberger .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor
 

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Runtime:
USA:79 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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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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Edited from "The Asphalt Jungle" (1961)See more »

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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A very rare and interesting gem, 24 August 2008

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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