New York Confidential (1955)
Release Date: Feb 18, 1955 Wide
Average Rating: 3.9/5
User Ratings: 23
New York Confidential is based on the Jack Lait-Lee Mortimer bestseller of the same name. Richard Conte plays Nick Magellan, a "torpedo" for Manhattan crime boss Charlie Lupo (Broderick Crawford). Pleased with Magellan's work, Charlie promotes him to the topmost rungs of the Syndicate. He regrets this act of largesse when the powers-that-be demand that Lupo be rubbed out. . .by good old Magellan. The most fascinating aspect of New York Confidential is that there isn't a sympathetic character in
Feb 18, 1955 Wide
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Even though it is not a great movie in and of itself, it had a clear influence on later films and television shows.
It's a richly layered and dense, yet compact movie that sadly loses a bit of its force in the final stretch.
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