The Captive City (1952)
Release Date: Mar 26, 1952 Wide
Average Rating: 3.4/5
User Ratings: 64
One of several early-1950s films to capitalize on the Kefauver Committee's investigation of organized crime, The Captive City stars John Forsythe as crusading editor Jim Austin. While Austin prepares his testimony before the Committee, the film flashes back to the events which led to this courageous act. Victor Sutherland plays mob boss Murray Sirak, who has the entire police force of Austin's hometown under his thumb. Sirak in turns takes his orders from an unseen Mister Big, who of course is
Mar 26, 1952 Wide
Harold J. Kennedy
Hal K. Dawson
The Reverend Nash
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... a tough yet austere little crime story carved out of a small budget.
Cutting Citizen Kane and The Magnificent Ambersons definitely did Wise a few favors.
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