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Inside the Mafia (1959)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | September 1959 (USA)
The operators of a small upstate New York airfield become unwilling pawns in the struggle for control of a crime syndicate by two rival Mafia factions.

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Edward L. Cahn
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Complete credited cast:
Cameron Mitchell ... Tony Ledo
Robert Strauss ... Sam Galey
Grant Richards ... Johnny Lucero
James Brown ... Capt. Doug Blair
Elaine Edwards ... Anne Balcom
Edward Platt ... Dan Regent
Richard Karlan Richard Karlan ... 'Chins' Dayton
Ted de Corsia ... Augie Martello
Louis Jean Heydt ... Rod Balcom
Carol Nugent ... Sandy Balcom
Frank Gerstle ... Julie - the killer
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Mafia gunmen sent by their boss to kill a rival gang leader take over a small airfield where their target is scheduled to land. While waiting for the man they're going to kill, they terrorize the employees of the airfield, one of whom starts to devise a plan to turn the tables on their captors. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The raid that ripped the 'Crime Convention' in 'Apple Lake, NY'. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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When the cop car stops the speeding station wagon from fleeing the airfield, the wagon runs into the passenger side door of the cop car, which is obvious by the way the cop car rocks sideways. But then they are both shown close up, there is enough space between them for the mafia gunman to get out of the passenger door of the cop car and there is no sign of the cop car being hit in that area. See more »

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Kids At Play Have More Imagination
26 June 2012 | by LeonLouisRicciSee all my reviews

Not much inside information on the infamous crime syndicate. Just a superficial account of a real life country meeting of the mafia in upstate NY.

Extremely low-budget look that is as uninteresting as it is uninvolved. The hats and the sunglasses are laughable, supposedly this is a sinister look to evoke emotion from the audience and hide the lack of emoting. The girl friends of the hostages scream and hide their heads a lot.

The opening barbershop scene is an example of good work but that was the extent of the hack Directors effort and as such it goes nowhere from there.

The annunciating voice over announcer drops in unexpected at times and demands authoritarian authorship because his diction is impeccable.

The final shootout is so dull that kids at play have more imagination.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Came to Kill See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA See more »

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1.37 : 1
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