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item number: XTXB 06415D
- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: September 23, 2008
- Originally Released: 1957
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 1.0 - English, French
- Subtitles - English, French
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Kerwin Mathews, Lee J. Cobb, Richard Boone & Gia Scala|
|Directed by||Vincent Sherman|
Rating: B+ -- A powerful film on the influence of racketeers in the garment industry. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Two or three individual scenes imbued with harsh newsreel clarity fail to atone for the steamy melodrama of this story. Full Review
In this 1957 crime drama, one of the grittiest to come out of the era, Kerwin Matthews stars as Alan Mitchell, a soldier who returns home from Vietnam only to find himself working for his gruff father (Lee J. Cobb) at his New York City clothing company. After realizing that the man who comes to collect money from his father is in fact a union-busting hoodlum, Alan quickly discovers the severe level of corruption plaguing the Garment District. This film-noir gem features a young Robert Loggia's first credited role.
Description by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment:
Mathews, a Korean war veteran joins his widowed father's garment company and learns his father, played by Cobb, is in love, and that he must pay "protection money" to a union-busting thug. The son tries to get the father to change his mind about unions, but Cobb won't listen to him. This leads to disatrous consequences.
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