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« : February 15, 2019, 04:03:26 PM »

Well made (Wise's direction is faultless and Forsythe a good lead) newspaperman hero fights the not-corrupt (ahah, the politicians and the police are paradoxically innocent) city gangsters movie. But the plot is quite unoriginal and  embarrassingly PC, with a senator Kefauver's final sermon nobody felt the need of. And though cj included it in the list, this is not a noir in my book.

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« #1 : January 19, 2020, 04:15:43 AM »

Directed by Robert Wise, written by Karl Kamb and Alvin M. Josephy and based on a story by Alvin M. Josephy Jr.
Stars: John Forsythe, Joan Camden, Harold J. Kennedy and Reno, Nevada. It's a Newspaper story with editor Forsythe investigating corruption after a private detective who contacted him is murdered. Some nice cinematography. 7/10


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« #2 : February 11, 2020, 10:48:56 PM »

Eddie Muller's intro https://youtu.be/ez-L98wlHgI

Eddie Muller's outro https://youtu.be/obVXJObyS9A


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