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Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 78

Budget: $0

Revenue: $0

Languages: en, fr

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  • 1948-12-25
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Content Score: 100

(1948)

8.0/10 (3 votes)

Overview

Lawyer Joe Morse wants to consolidate all the small-time numbers racket operators into one big powerful operation. But his elder brother Leo is one of these small-time operators who wants to stay that way, preferring not to deal with the gangsters who dominate the big-time.

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Director: Abraham Polonsky
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John Garfield

John Garfield
as Joe Morse

Thomas Gomez

Thomas Gomez
as Leo Morse

Marie Windsor

Marie Windsor
as Edna Tucker

Howland Chamberlain

Howland Chamberlain
as Freddie Bauer (as How…

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A review by John Chard

Black sheep like to make everybody else look black.

Force of Evil is directed by Abraham Polonsky, who also adapts the screenplay from the Ira Wolfert novel Tucker's People. It stars John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Beatrice Pearson, Marie Windsor, Howard Chamberlain and Roy Roberts. Music is by David Raksin and cinematography by George Barnes. Plot finds Garfield as lawyer Joe Morse, who works for powerful gangster Ben Tucker (Roberts). Tucker has a plan to control all of the numbers rackets in New York, something that with the fix on the numbers up and coming for the 4th July, will see all of... read the rest.

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