Force of Evil

Directed By: Abraham Polonsky Starring: John Garfield

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Studio Olive Films
SKU 231053759
UPC 887090045308
UPC 14 00887090045308
Format DVD
Release Date 7/31/2012
Film Noir
Organized Crime
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note A lawyer gets caught in a three way squeeze between his racketeer boss, his racketeer brother, and the anti-crime tactics of a new prosecutor who would like to jail the entire lot. Based on the novel TUCKER'S PEOPLE by Ira Wolfert. Directorial debut for the later black-listed Polonsky.
Entertainment Weekly "...Highly stylized..." -- Rating: A 03/31/1995 p.70
USA Today "Pearson's scenes with Garfield are among the most supercharged ever..." 05/28/2004 p.6E
Uncut "A socially conscious noir steeped in atmosphere and paranoia, with stunning dialogue." 02/01/2006 p.104
Sight and Sound "This was surely Garfield's finest hour: he conveys brilliantly his character's ruthlessness and his sense of loss and yearning." 03/01/2006 p.86
Abraham Polonsky
John Garfield
Cast & Crew
John Garfield - Star
Thomas Gomez - Star
Beatrice Pearson - Star
Roy Roberts - Star
Marie Windsor - Star
Howland Chamberlain - Star
Paul McVey - Star
Tim Ryan - Star
Walter Thompson - Editor
George Barnes - Director of Photography
Richard Day - Production Designer
David Raksin - Composer
Arthur Seidel - Editor
Ira Wolfert - Story
Bob Roberts - Producer
Abraham Polonsky - Screenwriter
Ira Wolfert - Screenwriter
Abraham Polonsky - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1948
UPC 00887090045308
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 78 minutes
Color B&W
DVD, Black & White
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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