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The Case Against Brooklyn

1958 1h 22m Crime Drama List
Reviews 20% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
Rookie policeman Pete Harris (Darren McGavin) goes undercover to infiltrate a gambling ring in Brooklyn, N.Y. He encounters problems, however, since many of the officers are on the take and accepting bribes from gamblers to keep quiet. Adding to Harris' problems, he falls for Lil Polombo (Margaret Hayes), the widow of a crook, despite being married to Jane (Peggy McCay). As the investigation intensifies, both Pete's marriage and his life become threatened. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member just ok b movie fare Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member A good story about the mob, corruption and the sacrifices of an under cover cop as he tries in vain to gather the evidence to put the culprits behind bars. Darren McGavin and Warren Stevens are great in their roles with two snaps to the beautiful Margaret Hayes as an unremorseful vixen. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Rookie policeman Pete Harris (Darren McGavin) goes undercover to infiltrate a gambling ring in Brooklyn, N.Y. He encounters problems, however, since many of the officers are on the take and accepting bribes from gamblers to keep quiet. Adding to Harris' problems, he falls for Lil Polombo (Margaret Hayes), the widow of a crook, despite being married to Jane (Peggy McCay). As the investigation intensifies, both Pete's marriage and his life become threatened.
Director
Paul Wendkos
Genre
Crime, Drama
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 22m