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The Big Operator (1959)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | August 1959 (USA)
Bill Gibson is Little Joe's nemesis and is one of the men who can testify that he saw the labor boss in an incriminating conversation with a known criminal - something that Little Joe ... See full summary »

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(as Charles Haas)

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(based on a Cosmopolitan Magazine story by), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Little Joe Braun
... Bill Gibson
... Mary Gibson
... Fred McAfee
... Oscar 'The Executioner' Wetzel
... Cliff Heldon
... Slim Clayburn
... Ed Brannell
Charles Chaplin Jr. ... Bill Tragg
... Gina (as Vampira)
... Tony Webson
Ben Gage ... Bert Carr
... Timmy Gibson
... Phil Cernak
... Danny Sacanzi
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Bill Gibson is Little Joe's nemesis and is one of the men who can testify that he saw the labor boss in an incriminating conversation with a known criminal - something that Little Joe denied under oath. Knowing that Cochran and one other witness can bring him down, the crooked labor boss starts on a campaign of terror.

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August 1959 (USA)  »

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Anatomy of the Syndicate  »

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Little Joe Braun: Don't mark up his face, he has to testify tomorrow.
Oscar 'The Executioner' Wetzel: He's cold as a clam.
Little Joe Braun: Get a bucket of water.
Little Joe Braun: Slim, go wire him up.
Phil Cernak: What are you gonna do to him?
Little Joe Braun: I'm makin' a good witness out of him!
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Fantastic cast and story.
2 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

Rooney in his best dramatic role. Mickey is a crooked union boss who will stop at nothing to get his way. The nonstop action includes strong arm union goons beating Mel Torme, then setting him on fire and dumping him on Mamie Van Dorens tree lawn. Fortunately the fire is put out in time, enabling him to lead the police to the bad guys hideout. I won't give the ending away, except to say there's plenty of bagpipe music. Must see to believe!!!


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