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Force of Evil ()


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An unethical lawyer, with an older brother he wants to help, becomes a partner with a client in the numbers racket.

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Joe Morse
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Leo Morse
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Edna Tucker
Howland Chamberlain ...
Freddie Bauer (as Howland Chamberlin)
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Ben Tucker
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Bill Ficco
Stanley Prager ...
Wally
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Detective Egan
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Hobe Wheelock
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Doris Lowry
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Comptroller (uncredited)
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Sorter (uncredited)
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Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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Sylvia Morse (uncredited)
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Sorter (uncredited)
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Detective (uncredited)
Mildred Boyd ...
Mother (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ...
Attorney (uncredited)
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Banker (uncredited)
Douglas Carter ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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Gunman #1 (uncredited)
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Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
Eileen Coghlan ...
Secretary #1 (uncredited)
Roger Cole ...
Attorney (uncredited)
John 'Uh huh' Collum ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Barbara Combs ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Betty Corner ...
Sorter (uncredited)
Bert Davidson ...
Attorney (uncredited)
Jim Davies ...
Policeman #9 (uncredited)
Jan Dennis ...
Mrs. Bauer (uncredited)
Jim Drum ...
Banker (uncredited)
Ann Duncan ...
Norval's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Jimmie Dundee ...
Dineen (uncredited)
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Policeman #8 (uncredited)
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Attorney (uncredited)
Helen Eby-Rock ...
Secretary #3 (uncredited)
Richard Elmore ...
Attorney (uncredited)
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Secretary #4 (uncredited)
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Judge (uncredited)
Budd Fine ...
Butcher (uncredited)
Joel Fluellen ...
Father (uncredited)
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Elevator Operator (uncredited)
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Gunman #3 (uncredited)
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Attorney (uncredited)
Sherry Hall ...
Sorter (uncredited)
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Policeman #4 (uncredited)
Bert Hanlon ...
Cigar Man (uncredited)
Carl Hanson ...
Attorney (uncredited)
Ray Hirsch ...
Newsboy (uncredited)
Ray Hyke ...
Policeman #12 (uncredited)
John Indrisano ...
Henchman (uncredited)
Perry Ivins ...
Mr. Middleton (uncredited)
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Richards (uncredited)
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Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Raymond Largay ...
Bunty (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
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Policeman #7 (uncredited)
Allen Mathews ...
Badgley (uncredited)
Mickey McGuire ...
Boy (uncredited)
David McKim ...
Cashier (uncredited)
Bill Neff ...
Law Clerk (uncredited)
Paul Newlan ...
Policeman #2 (uncredited)
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Dancer (uncredited)
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Link Hall (uncredited)
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Bailiff (uncredited)
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Juice (uncredited)
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Counterman (uncredited)
Frank Pharr ...
Louie - Bootblack (uncredited)
Joey Ray ...
Gunman #2 (uncredited)
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Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
Shimen Ruskin ...
Sorter (uncredited)
Tim Ryan ...
Johnson (uncredited)
Louise Saraydar ...
Hatcheck Girl (uncredited)
Carl Saxe ...
Policeman #5 (uncredited)
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Banker (uncredited)
Cap Somers ...
Policeman #6 (uncredited)
Esther Somers ...
Mrs. Lowry (uncredited)
Bob Stebbins ...
Norval (uncredited)
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Man in Courthouse Cafeteria (uncredited)
Diane Stewart ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Barbara Stone ...
Secretary #2 (uncredited)
Robert Strong ...
Court Reporter (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ...
Policeman #11 (uncredited)
Sid Tomack ...
Two & Two Taylor (uncredited)
Jim Toney ...
Sorter (uncredited)
Phil Tully ...
Policeman #1 (uncredited)
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Policeman #3 (uncredited)
Joe Warfield ...
Collector (uncredited)
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Nightclub Manager (uncredited)
Mervin Williams ...
Goodspeed (uncredited)
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Elevator Starter (uncredited)
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Henchman (uncredited)
Bud Wiser ...
Policeman #10 (uncredited)
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Mary - Joe's Secretary (uncredited)

Directed by

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Abraham Polonsky

Written by

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Abraham Polonsky ... (screenplay) and
Ira Wolfert ... (screenplay)
 
Ira Wolfert ... (novel "Tucker's People")

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Bob Roberts ... producer

Music by

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David Raksin

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George Barnes ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Art Seid ... (as Arthur Seid)

Editorial Department

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Howard Lee Paul ... assistant film editor
Walter Thompson ... editorial supervisor

Casting By

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Jack Baur

Art Direction by

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Richard Day

Set Decoration by

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Edward G. Boyle

Makeup Department

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Lillian Lashin ... hair stylist
Gustaf Norin ... makeup supervisor (as Gus Norin)

Production Management

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Joe C. Gilpin ... executive production manager (as Joseph C. Gilpin)
George Yohalem ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Robert Aldrich ... assistant director

Sound Department

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Frank Webster ... sound engineer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Carl Gibson ... head grip
John F. Warren ... operative cameraman (as Jack Warren)
Scotty Welbourne ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Louise Wilson ... wardrobe supervisor

Music Department

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Rudolph Polk ... musical director
Lawrence Morton ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Ruby Raksin ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Kenneth Hopkins ... hats (as Keneth Hopkins)
Don Weis ... dialogue director
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Plot Summary

Lawyer Joe Morse wants to consolidate all the small-time numbers racket operators into one big powerful operation. But his elder brother Leo is one of these small-time operators who wants to stay that way, preferring not to deal with the gangsters who dominate the big-time. Written by John Oswalt

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Taglines John Garfield puts his body and soul into Force of Evil. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Numbers Racket (United States)
  • Tucker's People (United States)
  • The Story of Tucker's People (United States)
  • L'enfer de la corruption (France)
  • El poder del mal (Spain)
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  • 79 min
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Trivia In order to show cinematographer George Barnes how he wanted the film to look, Abraham Polonsky gave him a book of Edward Hopper's Third Avenue paintings. See more »
Goofs During a climactic montage set at an East Coast racetrack on the Fourth of July, people in the stock footage crowd scenes are dressed in winter garments nobody would wear in the middle of summer. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Film Noir (1995). See more »
Soundtracks String Quartet opus 131, no. 14: Ist Movement See more »
Quotes Leo Morse: The money I made in this rotten business is no good for me, Joe. I don't want it back. And Tucker's money is no good either.
Joe Morse: The money has no moral opinions.
Leo Morse: I find I have, Joe. I find I have.
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