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Parole, Inc. (1948)

Passed | | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller | 10 August 1949 (UK)
Parole officers fight against gangsters trying to infiltrate the parole system.

Director:

Alfred Zeisler

Writers:

Sherman L. Lowe (screenplay), Sherman L. Lowe (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael O'Shea ... Richard Hendricks
Turhan Bey ... Barney Rodescu
Evelyn Ankers ... Jojo Dumont
Virginia Lee ... Glenda Palmer
Charles Bradstreet ... Harry Palmer
Lyle Talbot ... Police Commissioner Hughes
Michael Whalen ... Kid Redmond
Charles Williams Charles Williams ... Titus Jones
James Cardwell ... Duke Vigili
Paul Bryar ... Charley Newton
Noel Cravat Noel Cravat ... Blackie Olson
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Storyline

When several notorious criminals are unjustifiably released on parole, the Federal Government smells a rat and sends ace agent Richard Hendricks to investigate. Hendricks infiltrates the gang, responsible for the parole racket by posing as a much-wanted convict Rick Carson. However, the wily Barney Rodescu, who is the brain behind the racket, soon finds out Carson's true identity. Carson's life is now in grave danger. Written by Robert

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Sensational ! Shocking ! The inside story of the Nation's Worst Crime Plot !


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 1949 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Eliberare conditionata, Inc. See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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It Was Modestly Interesting
2 October 2007 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

There have been a lot of paroles. The board is corrupt. O'Shea is sent to infiltrate those suspected of being on the take. He is able to sweet talk his way into the confidences of the ring, but eventually, he must face the real leader, played by Turhan Bay (What a name). Anyway, the plot thickens and one of his confidantes gets killed. It bothers me a bit that even though the guy was a criminal, he had a nice human quality to him. There is some slipshod police work and O'Shea, who looks a little like the mummy in a hospital room, narrates into a giant microphone, telling what happened. I guess a movie in the forties isn't going to have anyone think that the good guys are vulnerable, though he does take quite a beating. This is one of those little films that one barely pays any attention to.


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