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The Enforcer (1951)

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Release Date: Feb 24, 1951 Wide

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Humphrey Bogart plays Martin Ferguson, a prosecutor about to put Albert Mendoza (Everett Sloane), the head of a murder-for-hire ring, on trial. But the night before the trial, his key witness, Joe Rico (Ted de Corsia), dies in a fall out of the window of the room in which he's been guarded, part of an abortive escape attempt to keep from testifying. His case in shambles, Ferguson and detective Captain Nelson (Roy Roberts) try to piece the entire four-year investigation back together from square

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Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics

Martin Rackin

Apr 30, 2013

Republic Pictures Home Video

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Vivid film noir, with many images that recall other Raoul Walsh thrillers.

January 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Classic Film and Television
Classic Film and Television

Fine latter day Bogie (1950), and the title says it all.

February 23, 2008
Video-Reviewmaster.com

A história bem construída e as boas atuações são o ponto forte deste noir, que se inspirou em fatos reais e foi um dos primeiros filmes a abordar o universo dos assassinos profissionais - e Bogart, mesmo no piloto automático, é sempre interessante.

August 11, 2003
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A fast moving film.

October 9, 2001 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Minor crime caper. In his last Warners movie Bogart is excellent as always but the film is average in all other aspects
March 11, 2009
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When a hoodlum staggers into a police station and confesses to the murder of his girlfriend, it sets in motion a chain of events which leads to D.A. Humphrey Bogart following a series of clues and bodies uncovering a group of ruthless contract killers. All the elements of film noir are in place, including gritty violence in darkened streets and tough, uncompromising characters. The structure is a little episodic, most of the story being told in flashback, and it would've benefited from giving more screen time to Bogie himself, but it's still a tautly directed and well shot minor classic of the detective genre.
May 19, 2008
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    1. Big Babe Lazich: [Big Babe Lazich has just been invited to join Ricos gang. While he is waiting, he notices that Rico is always on the phone] Who calls him on the phone?
    2. Philadelphia Tom Zaca: If youre a good swimmer, you can ask the guy who found out. Hes at the bottom of the river. [he grins]
    – Submitted by Nilson B (21 months ago)
    1. Martin Ferguson: Cmon, Miss Vetto. I want to see the look on Mendozas face when he looks into those big blue eyes.
    – Submitted by Nilson B (21 months ago)
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