This is not just another gangster movie, but far more a private obsessional duel, a battle of wills between a smooth-tongued gangster and a fixated cop, which is resolved in terms of individual foibles and motivations. The film deals with a new brand of corporate business-minded gangster. The film’s two main characters (Leonard Diamond and Mr. Brown) run along parallel lines: both are haunted by chimeras of innocence, they are both aggressive in the pursuit of their differing ambitions. Stars Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Brian Donlevy, Jean Wallace.
Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers
Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Film noir
Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Gangster films
Feature films → Feature films - United States
Black and White
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