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New York Confidential (1955)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 12 March 1955 (USA)
A top syndicate crime boss and his corrupt politicians, make multi-million deals and order murders , until the vicious pattern finally catches up to him.

Director:

Russell Rouse

Writers:

Jack Lait (suggested by the book), Lee Mortimer (suggested by the book) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Broderick Crawford ... Charlie Lupo
Richard Conte ... Nick Magellan
Marilyn Maxwell ... Iris Palmer
Anne Bancroft ... Katherine (Kathy) Lupo
J. Carrol Naish ... Ben Dagajanian
Onslow Stevens ... Johnny Achilles
Barry Kelley ... Robert Frawley
Mike Mazurki ... Arnie Wendler
Celia Lovsky ... Mama Lupo
Herbert Heyes ... James Marshall
Steven Geray ... Morris Franklin
William 'Bill' Phillips ... Whitey
Henry Kulky ... Gino
Nestor Paiva ... Martinelli
Joseph Vitale ... Batista
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Storyline

Nick Magellan works for the corrupt businessman Charlie Lupo, who presides over an influential crime syndicate in Manhattan, New York. New York senators belong to the realm of this syndicate. Charlie has a recalcitrant daughter, Kathy Lupo. She is in love with Nick. Nick protects Kathy against her father when she leaves her parental home. Charlie always knows not to be judged, but when one of the senators talks too much during a television interview, he is in the center of a massive fraud research by the law. Written by Robert

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When these guns go off they set off the biggest screen explosion about the violence-and-vice merchants ever made public!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pantherkatze See more »

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Gross USA:

$1,300,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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well worth a watch
29 November 2011 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Flawed but always worth watching, this movie seems to have sprung from nowhere onto DVD. Certainly not pure 'noir' but neither is it simply a crime drama. Indeed with the documentary element and Crawford's wayward antics on the one side and the coolness of Richard Conte and his relations with the ladies on the other, this could be considered a bit of a mess. That it is not is due in the main to the tremendous performances of Conte, Bancroft and to a lesser extent, Marilyn Maxwell as Iris, Crawford's mistress. For me Crawford is over the top as the macho boss man and simply unable to deal with the more sensitive scenes, but he is overshadowed by Conte and we are soon persuaded to view the events through his steely eyes. A few location shots that really only go to show up the shoddiness of the studio ones but there is a great ending and as I say enough along the way to make this almost unseen film well worth a watch.


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