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      Vice Raid

      1959 1h 11m Crime Drama List
      Reviews 0% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings New York mobsters use a Detroit prostitute (Mamie Van Doren) to set up a vice-squad detective (Richard Coogan). Read More Read Less

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      Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Silly if watchable. Rated: 2/4 Dec 22, 2018 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Bland and uninspiring, that is unless you keep eyeballing the curvaceous platinum blonde beauty Mamie Van Doren. Rated: C+ Sep 9, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member One of Mamie Van Doren's least memorable films. The blonde bombshell is the only performer in this film showing any interest in acting. Even Brad Dexter looks bored. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Crime boss Vince Malone (Brad Dexter) deals in various illegal activities but prostitution is his number one money maker. The only problem is vice squad member Whitey Brandon (Richard Coogan) who will stop at nothing to bring him down. Malone gets the idea of sending in a beautiful woman named Carol (Mamie Van Doren) to get Brandon kicked off the force but once off the force he finds more ways to get to the underground. VICE RAID is like many crime pictures from this era as it features the "Dragnet" type narration and a story that doesn't throw too many twists. In fact, the entire story pretty much plays out just like you'd expect it to and the lack of any real drama or tension keeps it from being much better than it could have been. The best thing about the picture is that it contains some rather frank dialogue involving teenage girls being abused by these smut magazines and the lowdown of prostitution is also talked about rather freely. The performances are another plus with Coogan doing a nice job in the role of the vice squad leader who finds himself on the wrong side of the law. I thought Coogan was quite believable in the part and made for a good heavy. Dexter was also quite good as the bad guy and we also get nice work from Barry Atwater and Frank Gerstle. This here is probably the best I've seen Van Doren, which might not be saying too much but I thought she handled her own quite well. Carol Nugent is rather memorable in the role of the sister. The biggest problem is certainly the screenplay but director Edward L. Cahn never adds any energy or life to the picture. In the end, VICE RAID is a decent crime picture but there's certainly nothing about it that makes it a must see. 1-26-14 Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Mamie Van Doren....umph Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Mamie Van Doren is a high class prostitute who gets involved in a plot to frame a police vice squad detective. Brad Dexter plays one of the main baddies. Mamie is pretty and comes as close as she ever did to giving a dramatic performance, but it's really just a campy potboiler. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis New York mobsters use a Detroit prostitute (Mamie Van Doren) to set up a vice-squad detective (Richard Coogan).
      Director
      Edward L. Cahn
      Screenwriter
      Charles Ellis
      Production Co
      Edward Small Productions
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 1, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 11m