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Inside Detroit (1956)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Drama | January 1956 (USA)
Gus Linden (Pat O'Brien)former racketeer head of a Detroit local of the United Automobile Workers of America, A.F.L, attempts to destroy his successor, Blair Vickers (Dennis O'Keefe),so he ... See full summary »

Director:

Fred F. Sears
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dennis O'Keefe ... Blair Vickers
Pat O'Brien ... Gus Linden
Tina Carver ... Joni Calvin
Margaret Field Margaret Field ... Barbara Linden
Mark Damon ... Gregg Linden
Larry J. Blake ... Max Harkness (as Larry Blake)
Ken Christy Ken Christy ... Ben Macauley
Joe Turkel ... Pete Link (as Joseph Turkel)
Paul Bryar ... Sam Foran
Robert Griffin ... Hoagy Mitchell (as Robert E. Griffin)
Guy Kingsford Guy Kingsford ... Jenkins
Dick Rich Dick Rich ... Toby Gordon
Norman Leavitt ... Preacher Bronislav
Katherine Warren ... Ethel Linden
John Cameron Swayze John Cameron Swayze ... John Cameron Swayze, On-Screen Commentator
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Gus Linden (Pat O'Brien)former racketeer head of a Detroit local of the United Automobile Workers of America, A.F.L, attempts to destroy his successor, Blair Vickers (Dennis O'Keefe),so he can put his old rackets back into the auto factories. Vickers fights him off, ultimately winning help from Linden's attractive daughter, Barbara (Margaret Field), and from Joni Calvin (Tina Carver), Vickers' moll. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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IT'S HELL-ON-WHEELS...WHEN THE MOB MUSCLES IN ON THE AUTO CAPITAL OF AMERICA! (original print ads-all caps) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Criminosos de Detroit See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Crooked Unions? Who'd've Thought It
4 August 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

John Cameron Swayze does the intro and outro to this movie, without mentioning Camel cigarettes or Timex watches. Racketeer Pat O'Brien gets out of jail and goes to work to win the next UAW local election, part of "the Syndicate's" plans to take over the unions. Dennis O'Keefe is the honest union official flailing around to keep control. Mark Damon is O'Brien's son, and Tina Carver is the girl who's been running the rackets and making a play for Damon. The police are baffled.

It's a grand cast for a Sam Katz movie, and it's directed by the indefatigable Fred Sears. He had come to Hollywood after the War. By 1958, the year he died at 44 of a heart attack, he had appeared in seventy-five movies and directed 50. With a schedule like that, it's no wonder his bosses loved him; he didn't have time to come in over schedule or budget.

Even so, there's more to this movie that a tawdry story and good actors. Director of Photography Henry Freulich gets some nice point-of-view shots of a fight taking place on exposed girders. Everyone helps makes this, if not a great movie, at least a good one.


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