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Vice Raid (1959)

Approved | | Crime , Drama | December 1959 (USA)
The bosses of the prostitution racket have one of their prostitutes go to New York City to entrap a police officer and get him thrown off the force. She does as she is told but then the gangsters make a mistake.

Director:

Edward L. Cahn

Writer:

Charles Ellis (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Mamie Van Doren ... Carol Hudson
Richard Coogan ... Whitey Brandon
Brad Dexter ... Vince Malone
Barry Atwater ... Phil Evans
Carol Nugent ... Louise Hudson
Frank Gerstle ... Capt. Brennan
Joseph Sullivan Joseph Sullivan ... Ben Dunton
Chris Alcaide ... Eddie
Shepherd Sanders Shepherd Sanders ... Muggsy (as Shep Sanders)
George Cisar ... Marty Heffner
Nestor Paiva ... Frank Burke
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The bosses of the prostitution racket have one of their prostitutes go to New York City to entrap a police officer and get him thrown off the force. She does as she is told but then the gangsters make a mistake.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Edward Small Productions See more »
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Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

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1.85 : 1
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Despite a low budget, this is a pretty good crime flick
27 October 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Vice Raid" is a very good cop film with mostly little-known actors--apart from Mamie Van Doren. It's the story about an unnamed city's vice squad--one in which much of the force is on the take to the mob. However, one cop isn't on the take and isn't afraid of the crooks--and because of that, Mr. Big has decided to ruin him. So, using some help he imported from another city, he uses Carol Hupdson (Van Doren) and the cop's own partner to lie about his to internal affairs. Next thing you know, he's off the force--and itching for revenge. And what finally helps the now ex-cop in his crusade against the gangs? Carol's little sister is the key. How exactly it all works out is for you to see for yourself.

While this film lacks a huge budget and big-name stars, it makes up for it with tough dialog and a nice little story. The bottom line is that for an inexpensive noir film, it delivers the goods and is worth your time.


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