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Chicago Confidential (1957)

Chicago Confidential (1957)

Chicago Confidential





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Chicago Confidential may not have been the best of the late-1950s "expose" films, but it certainly boasted one of the most impressive casts. Based on the factual best-seller by Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer, the film stars Brian Keith as a State Attorney who vows to bring corrupt Chicago union officials to justice. It turns out that the union crooks are in cahoots with a gambling syndicate, conspiring to frame uncooperative union leader Dick Foran for murder. With the considerable assistance of his coworker-fiancee Beverly Garland, Keith strives to prove Foran's innocence and punish the genuine miscreants. Crucial to the plotline is nightclub comedian Buddy Lewis, cast as an impressionist who helps to frame the troublesome Foran; also in the cast are such crime-flick perennials as Elisha Cook Jr., Paul Langton, Douglas Kennedy, Jack Lambert, John Indrisano, Phyllis Coates, and Thomas B. Henry.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Bernard Gordon, Raymond T. Marcus
United Artists


Brian Keith
as Dist. Atty. Jim Frem...
Beverly Garland
as Laura Barton
Dick Foran
as Arthur 'Artie' Blain...
Elisha Cook Jr.
as Candymouth Duggan
Beverly Tyler
as Sylvia Clarkson
Paul Langton
as Jake Parker
Douglas Kennedy
as Ken Harrison
Gavin Gordon
as Alan Dixon
Benny Burt
as Hallop
George Cisar
as Tomkins
John Pelletti
as Fingerprint Man
Joe McGuinn
as Dispatcher
Jean Dean
as Marion
Sharon Lee
as Chorus Girl
Lynne Storey
as `B' Girl
Nancy Marlowe
as "B" girl
Nora Marlowe
as `B' Girl
Harlan Warde
as Traynor
Joey Ray
as Customer
Tom Wade
as Policeman
Jack Carr
as Waiter
Carl Princi
as Narrator
Helen Jay
as `B' Girl
Keith Byron
as TV Announcer
Myron Cook
as Fingerprint Man
Dennis Moore
as Jury Foreman
Linda Brent
as `B' Girl
Jack Carr
as Waiter
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All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Director Sidney Salkow takes the script through its paces dutifully but unmemorably.

Full Review… | October 22, 2011
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The fine cast keeps this muddled melodrama suspenseful despite its predictability.

Full Review… | March 23, 2005
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