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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
John Garfield
Thomas Gomez
Marie Windsor
Directors
Abraham Polonsky
Screenwriters
Abraham Polonsky
Running Time
78 minutes

Force Of Evil
One of the best ever film noirs.


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Plot
Ambitious and self-centred Mob lawyer Joe Morse (Garfield) plans to consolidate New York’s gambling rackets by systematically bankrupting the smaller operators with a big fix. But conflicted loyalties arise when he has to contend with his kindly older brother, low-level bookie Leo (Gomez), who wants nothing to do with the gangster-run big leagues.


Verdict
A shining example of everything Hollywood falling into place, and a masterpiece of cinema.


Reviewed by Danny Graydon

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