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The Naked Street (1955)

A mobster (Quinn) springs a condemmed murderer (Grainger) because he got his sister (Bancroft) pregnant.

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Maxwell Shane

Writers:

Maxwell Shane (screenplay), Leo Katcher (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Farley Granger ... Nicholas 'Nicky' Bradna
Anthony Quinn ... Phil Regal
Anne Bancroft ... Rosalie Regalzyk
Peter Graves ... Joe McFarland
Else Bäck Else Bäck ... Mrs. Regalzyk (as Else Neft)
Sara Berner ... Millie Swadke
Jerry Paris ... Latzi Franks
Mario Siletti ... Antonio Cardini
James Flavin ... Attorney Michael X. Flanders
Whit Bissell ... Dist. Atty. Blaker
Joe Turkel ... Shimmy
Joyce Terry Joyce Terry ... Margie (as Joy Terry)
Harry Tyler ... I. Barricks
Jerry Hausner ... Louie
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Storyline

Roselle Regalzyk (Anne Bancroft) is the naughty but nice little sister of mobster Phil "Regal" (Anthony Quinn). The unwed Roselle has managed to get herself pregnant by Nick Branda (Farley Granger), another convict who is soon on his way to the electric chair. Phil no sooner has Nick sprung so that he can marry Roselle, then Roselle miscarries, making the shotgun wedding unnecessary. Written by alfiehitchie

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big Frame See more »

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Production Co:

Edward Small Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A scene where Quinn first goes inside a building to visit his mother, that street was filmed on Second Street in Los Angeles, California in what is called "Little Tokyo". See more »

Goofs

When Joe is talking to Phil about a new story angle on him, in a close-up shot Phil is talking to Joe with a cigarette in his left hand, waving it around. In the next wider shot, Phil has his left hand in his pocket and the cigarette is in his right hand. See more »

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Typical 50s Tony Quinn
4 February 2003 | by artzauSee all my reviews

This film is a film noir wannabe and just doesn't quite make it. The plot, a mobster (Quinn) who holds his family as a icon of decency, discovers his sister (Bancroft) is "jammed up" by a local neighborhood playboy (Granger) who is on death row for murder. Bringing his influence to bear, the gangster gets the playboy a new trail and his freedom so he can marry his sister. But, the playboy can't stand it and gets caught by the hood stepping out on his wife. So, the gangster sets his roving brother-in-law up to be framed for murder. But, as his playboy son-in-law tells him, "I didn't kill this guy but I did kill the first one..." and the cops use him to chase the hood to his death while his mother is bringing him a bottle of seltzer water to have with his weekly dinner with her.

Film buffs will enjoy seeing the younger Quinn in scowling action as well as Granger and Bancroft in their younger days. The acting is solid, the storyline somewhat pedestrian and there's no video or DVD. You'll have to catch on the late show.


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