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.
Allied Artists Pictures
Black and White