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The Gangster

1947 1h 24m Crime Drama List
Reviews 38% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A crime empire falls and another rises in the squalid neighborhood of Neptune City, Brooklyn. Bloodthirsty gangster Cornell (Sheldon Leonard) starts muscling in on turf that belongs to racketeer Shubunka (Barry Sullivan), including a soda shop frequented by his associates. Unfortunately, rather than focusing his resources on defending what's his, Shubunka turns his back on those loyal to him, spending all his money on Nancy Starr (Belita), a showgirl he has fallen for and become obsessed with. Read More Read Less

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Thomas M. Pryor New York Times Akim Tamiroff as an unscrupulous soda store proprietor gives what is perhaps the worst performance of his career. This is noted with regret, for Mr. Tamiroff is an actor with talent. Mar 12, 2020 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Moves along not in the traditional way of tracing the rise and fall of a protagonist. Rated: B- Jan 9, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Top notch overty row film noir features quite a few well known actors before they were big, inlacing Barry Sullivan, Harry Morgan, John Ireland, Sheldon Leonard, Elisha Cook Jr. Leif Erickson, Charles McGraw, Jeff Corey and Shelly Winters in an uncredited role as a cashier. Sullivan plays a gangster who run a numbers racket and controls the waterfront in this tough, cynical story. As opposed to another noir I recently watched that thad a lame tacked on happy ending, this film is a tough as nail, mean and nasty type of story I love. I'd never seen this one before, so catching a strong new noir was a lot of fun. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member ok B movie type fare Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A crime empire falls and another rises in the squalid neighborhood of Neptune City, Brooklyn. Bloodthirsty gangster Cornell (Sheldon Leonard) starts muscling in on turf that belongs to racketeer Shubunka (Barry Sullivan), including a soda shop frequented by his associates. Unfortunately, rather than focusing his resources on defending what's his, Shubunka turns his back on those loyal to him, spending all his money on Nancy Starr (Belita), a showgirl he has fallen for and become obsessed with.
Director
Gordon Wiles
Production Co
King Brothers Productions
Genre
Crime, Drama
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 24m