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Vice Raid (1959)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | December 1959 (USA)
The bosses of the prostitution racket have one of their prostitutes go to New York City to entrap a police officer and get him thrown off the force. She does as she is told but then the gangsters make a mistake.

Director:

Edward L. Cahn

Writer:

Charles Ellis (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Mamie Van Doren ... Carol Hudson
Richard Coogan ... Whitey Brandon
Brad Dexter ... Vince Malone
Barry Atwater ... Phil Evans
Carol Nugent ... Louise Hudson
Frank Gerstle ... Capt. Brennan
Joseph Sullivan Joseph Sullivan ... Ben Dunton
Chris Alcaide ... Eddie
Shepherd Sanders Shepherd Sanders ... Muggsy (as Shep Sanders)
George Cisar ... Marty Heffner
Nestor Paiva ... Frank Burke
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The bosses of the prostitution racket have one of their prostitutes go to New York City to entrap a police officer and get him thrown off the force. She does as she is told but then the gangsters make a mistake.

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Syndicate Owned Sin-Center Smashed! Phony model agency exposed as B-girl headquarters! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Antro da Maldade See more »

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Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

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1.85 : 1
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Va-va-va Voom Vice Raid
4 January 2012 | by udar55See all my reviews

Syndicate crime boss Malone (Brad Dexter) wants to get do-gooder vice cop Whitey Brandon (Richard Coogan) out of his hair so he sets up a rather intricate plot of framing him. Malone gets "model" Carol Hudson (Mamie Van Doren) to come into town and lie that Brandon tried to extort her during a bust. Thankfully, the department is prone to believing the testimony of floozies over their most decorated cop and Brandon is fired. So he sets out to get his revenge and receives an unlikely ally in Carol after her teenage sister is raped by one of Malone's hoods. This was actually my first Van Doren film and I enjoyed it. She is definitely a looker and you can bet the soundtrack fills with swooning jazz when she enters the picture. She is also pretty decent as an actress. Also of note is Juli Reding, who has one scene early on as a "model" who is more than proud to show her magazine work to Brandon ("Close it up or you might catch cold.") Coogan, looking a bit like Robert Stack, is good in the lead, if a little stiff. Director Edward L. Cahn definitely won't be accused of doing anything inventive during the proceedings, although there is a nice dummy fall during the final shootout.


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