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Gang War (1958)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | July 1958 (USA)
A Los Angeles high-school teacher's problems begin when he happens to witness a gangland killing and agrees to identify the murderers. Not realizing this will cause the underworld to retaliate "big time".


Gene Fowler Jr.


Louis Vittes (screenplay), Ovid Demaris (novel)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Bronson ... Alan Avery
Kent Taylor ... Bryce Barker, Meadows' Attonery
Jennifer Holden Jennifer Holden ... Marie, Maxie Meadows' Woman
John Doucette ... Maxie Meadows
Gloria Henry ... Edie Avery
Gloria Grey Gloria Grey ... Marsha
Barney Phillips ... Police Lt. Sam Johnson
Ralph Manza ... Bernard 'Axe' Duncan, Reno Hood
George Eldredge ... Police Sergeant Ernie Tucker
Billy Snyder Billy Snyder ... Mr. Tomkins, Syndicate Man
Lyn Guild ... Diane Barker
Dan Simmons Dan Simmons ... Police Officer Bob Cross
Jack Reynolds Jack Reynolds ... Joe Reno, Meadows' 2nd in Command
Jack Littlefield Jack Littlefield ... Johnny, Syndicate Hood
Larry Gelbman Larry Gelbman ... Chester


A Los Angeles high-school teacher's problems begin when he happens to witness a gangland killing and agrees to identify the murderers. Not realizing this will cause the underworld to retaliate "big time".

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Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

July 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Raubtier 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Regal Films See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Gloria Henry made 2 more films; one in 1988 and 2005. See more »


Maxie Meadows: Why did they have to this to Chester? He was the only friend I got.
Marie, Maxie Meadows' Woman: You still got me Maxie.
Maxie Meadows: Oh you're a dame. Dames is dime a dozen.
Marie, Maxie Meadows' Woman: Raise yourself another dime!
Maxie Meadows: Wait a minute baby! You're ain't running out on me! After all them rocks I given and mink either?
Marie, Maxie Meadows' Woman: Minks don't look good with bullet holes!
Maxie Meadows: I bought you!
Marie, Maxie Meadows' Woman: The sales been cancelled!
Maxie Meadows: Hold on baby, I... I still got lot of dough!
Marie, Maxie Meadows' Woman: Dead men got no dough!
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
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26 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Gang War (1958)

** (out of 4)

A school teacher (Charles Bronson) witnesses a gang killing and turns the gangsters over to the police. In return, the gangsters kill the teacher's pregnant girlfriend, so he goes out for revenge. It was rather funny seeing this film because you can't help but think of Death Wish while watching it. Bronson is rather bland in the lead and the direction by Gene Fowler, Jr. doesn't add much to the mix. The ending really doesn't work and comes of a letdown as well.

Fox owns this title and as of yet they haven't released it to DVD.

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