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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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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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Terrific gem of a film noir
12 June 2016 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

That's the third or fourth time I see this authentic and unfortunately underrated film noir from the fifties. A true fierce, brutal, and so realistic tale of gangsters where the mob is presented as a big company and their members normal family men, such as Broderick - machine gun talking - Crawford, who is here at his best. So is Richard Conte, here as a cold, ruthless but also attractive killer. Many movie buffs speak of the GODFATHER when they present this feature. Yes, they are not wrong. If you compare with the other gangsters films made before, this one is rather close to the Francis Coppola's films. This movie is for me a little masterpiece, far better than more known gangster movies. Russel Rouse was also a damn good director. I have seen all his films, which I also have in my huge library. I confound this movie with Ken Hughes's JOE MACBETH, made at the same period, and starring Paul Douglas who, a long time ago, I confounded with Broderick Crawford. This another film noir was also a gangster family tragedy. Like this one.


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