Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Mob (1951)

Dir: Robert Parrish
SIFF Theater

Generic title? You bet, but the film was a lot of fun to watch. A bit more light-hearted than a typical noir and more action packed. It stars Broderick Crawford as a cop that goes undercover to infiltrate water front racketeers and find an elusive killer boss named Blackie Clegg. He meets a fellow named Tom Clancy (Richard Kiley) along the way that gives some good advice but also appears to know more than he's letting on. There's some fist fights, gun play, broads, gags, you name it. The movie tackles the same subject as On The Waterfront would a few years later, but I have to say that I probably prefer watching The Mob.


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