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Chicago Syndicate (1955)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | July 1955 (USA)
An ex-military accountant is recruited by the FBI to infiltrate the mob in Chicago in an attempt to break open the rackets. To complicate his job, two women stand in his way, each with their own agenda.

Director:

Fred F. Sears

Writers:

Joseph Hoffman (screenplay), William Sackheim (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dennis O'Keefe ... Barry Amsterdam
Abbe Lane ... Connie Peters
Paul Stewart ... Arnold 'Arnie' Valent
Xavier Cugat ... Benny Chico
Allison Hayes ... Sue Morton
Richard H. Cutting ... David Healey / Narrator
Chris Alcaide ... Nate - a Thug
William Challee ... Dolan - a Thug
John Zaremba ... Det. Lt. Robert Fenton
George Brand George Brand ... Jack Roper
Hugh Sanders ... Pat Winters
Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra ... Orchestra (as Xavier Cugat Orchestra)
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Storyline

An ex-military accountant is recruited by the FBI to infiltrate the mob in Chicago in an attempt to break open the rackets. To complicate his job, two women stand in his way, each with their own agenda.

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Exposing the inside story! See more »


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Trivia

The oddly-angled building with a clock tower seen under the closing narration is the Wrigley Building in Chicago, Illinois, completed in 1924 to house the corporate headquarters of the chewing gum company. See more »

Quotes

Barry Amsterdam: I was born to die in bed at the age of 90.
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Connections

References On the Waterfront (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Cuban Mambo
(uncredited)
by Rafael Angulo and Xavier Cugat
Sung by Abbe Lane
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Is Charles Lane in this film in an uncredited speaking role?
20 December 2007 | by Cowc16See all my reviews

Has anyone else noticed that Charles Lane appears with his back to the camera in the scene where Paul Stewart warns his syndicate partners about not cheating him? The voice also seems to be his. He doesn't show up anywhere else in the film. I have not been able to find him associated with it on any credit listings, including the abbreviated IMDb cast list. I thought this was a pretty good genre film. It's always nice to see Paul Stewart in a bigger role. Don't recall ever seeing Abbe Lane in a film before. I really thought she was better than the other female lead, despite having less to do. Although her acting ability cannot really be assessed from this single role, I am surprised she did not have a lengthier career.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chicago Syndicate See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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