Brute Force


Prison inmates revolt against a sadistic guard.

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  1. Robert Patterson


  2. Richard Brooks


  3. Jules Dassin


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  1. Burt Lancaster

    Burt Lancaster

    Joe Collins

  2. Hume Cronyn

    Hume Cronyn

    Capt. Munsey

  3. Charles Bickford

    Charles Bickford


  4. Yvonne De Carlo

    Yvonne De Carlo

    Gina Ferrara

  5. Ann Blyth

    Ann Blyth


  6. Ella Raines

    Ella Raines

    Cora Lister

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 38m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • June 30, 1947
    NR, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Prison Noir!

This is Westgate Penitentiary, the Warden is a weak man, the prison is practically run by the cruel and highly ambitious Captain Munsey. But the prisoners are no walk overs, they deal their own justice to those that don't tow the line, tired and fed up of mistreatment, and fuelled by the Munsey influenced suicide of a popular inmate, the prisoners, led by big Joe Collins, plot a break out, the fear of failure not even an option.

Brute Force is a cracking moody picture directed with innovation by Jules Dassin and starring Burt Lancaster (brilliant as Joe Collins), Hume Cronyn... read the rest.

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