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« : July 12, 2020, 12:06:32 AM »

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055571/

Underworld U.S.A. (1961)

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cigar joe: Underworld U.S.A. (1961) Dir Sam Fuller, with Cliff Robertson. I think I actually saw this in the theater back in 61 and remembered liking it but was fuzzy on some of the details, i.e. the end happens in a wet alley and instead of Christmas music its a music box "Auld Lang Syne" that plays, close. I think over the decades I may have cross wired this with James Cagney's death in "The Roaring Twenties" but I'm still not 100% positive its the film.

Anyway, as a 14 year old Robertson sees his father beaten to death in an alley and as the years pass he finally gets his sweet revenge on the four culprits, some nice sequences but not up to "Pickup On South Street" budget standards. It keeps you entertained and Robertson is great, some of the rest of the cast are recognizable but not names you have on the tip of your tongue, its on the cusp of the Film Noir era closer in look to "Shock Corridor" and "The Naked Kiss" than "Pickup On South Street" still a 7/10


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« #1 : July 12, 2020, 12:07:34 AM »

Eddie Muller's intro: https://youtu.be/PhHz42_Tg3Y

Eddie Muller's outro: https://youtu.be/YXzO0mtgIoY


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