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Slaughter on 10th Avenue (1957)

A brave longshoreman lingers on after being gunned down by 3 racketeers, as a determined assistant D.A. searches hard for fearful witnesses against the men.

Director:

Arnold Laven

Writers:

William J. Keating (book), Richard Carter (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Egan ... William "Bill" Keating
Jan Sterling ... Madge Pitts
Dan Duryea ... John Jacob Masters
Julie Adams ... Daisy 'Dee' Pauley
Walter Matthau ... Al Dahlke
Charles McGraw ... Lt. Anthony Vosnick
Sam Levene ... Howard Rysdale
Mickey Shaughnessy ... Solly Pitts
Harry Bellaver ... Benjy Karp
Nick Dennis ... Midget Dock Worker
Joe Downing Joe Downing ... Eddie 'Cockeye' Cook
Ned Wever Ned Wever ... Captain Sid Wallace
Billy M. Greene ... Monk Mohler
John McNamara John McNamara ... Judge Craiger
Amzie Strickland Amzie Strickland ... Mrs. Cavanagh
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Storyline

Three men gun down Solly Pitts, 'rebel' against the racket-ridden Longshoremen's Union. Before dying, Pitts tells his wife 'Cockeye' Cook was one of the killers...but won't repeat it to the police, nor will anyone else help them. It seems it's a dockyard tradition to handle private battles without help. Bill Keating, new to the D.A.'s office, is just naive enough to think he can make a case against Cook; but his efforts seem to be leading only to further violence... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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More Tense Action On The Waterfront! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man Who Rocked the Boat See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Hedy Lamarr had a sizable supporting role that was deleted in post-production. See more »

Goofs

When Madge is walking dog, she passes same watch repair shop twice in the same direction. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Love & War: Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Music by Richard Rodgers
Arranged by Herschel Burke Gilbert
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Illegal waterfront labor activities, and young DA investigating the crimes.
28 November 2005 | by spudmonkSee all my reviews

Excellent movie about uncovering crime on the waterfront. Young DA catches a murder case, involving corrupt labor leaders. Richard Egan stars as the young DA, and does an excellent job. The movie has a steady pace, and is not full of the same old cliché's. Their is light comedy, with a lady that is afraid of aliens, the is very effective at keeping the tempo of the film changing. The ending is very exciting, and the musical score is great. All in all, a really fine movie-with good acting all around, an interesting and believable premise, and a well directed pace. If you love old movies, or just a good story, you'll love this one. I highly recommend it.


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