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Studio: Sony Pictures Releasing
Running time: 82 minutes
Available Formats: 16mm, DVD
Film noir based on a true story, this gritty, brutal drama traces how the police, empowered by the D.A., go about smashing a violent betting syndicate. Darren McGavin (Kolchak: The Night Stalker) plays the lead cop on the case, while Warren Stevens (Forbidden Planet) has one of his best roles as the mob’s sadistic enforcer. Maggie Hayes and Peggy McCay co-star alongside such veteran tough guys as Tol Avery, Emile Meyer, Nestor Paiva, Robert Osterloh and Joe Turkel. Paul Wendkos (The Burglar) directs from a script by blacklisted writer Bernard Gordon (billed as Raymond T. Marcus). Black and white.