The Mob (1951)

The Mob





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A tough cop tries to beat gangsters by joining them in this tense film noir drama. Police detective Johnny Damico (Broderick Crawford) is convinced that his city's shipyards have fallen under the control of organized crime. Determined to get the inside story, Damico poses as Tim Flynn, a roughneck looking for work as a longshoreman and willing to knock people around if necessary. At first, Damico's tough-as-nails persona leads mob underlings Gunner (Neville Brand) and Joe Castro (Ernest … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: William Bowers
In Theaters:
Columbia Pictures


as Johnny Damico

as Thomas Clancy

as Mary Kiernan

as Gunner

as Lt. Banks

as Smoothie

as Joe Castro

as Sgt. Bennion

as Police Commissioner

as Russell

as Radford

as Gas Station Attendan...

as District Attorney

as Plainclothesman

as Police Officer

as Officer

as Officer

as Bruiser

as Prowl Cop Driver

as Cigar Store Propriet...

as Crew Member

as Bakery Truck Driver

as Daniels

as Johnson
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Critic Reviews for The Mob

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | May 29, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

An expertly-plotted noir, less psychologically disturbing and more straight-up undercover crime drama, but it ratchets up the tension nicely and Crawford is having a hell of a time acting like the tough guy.

Full Review… | February 23, 2012

[Broderick] Crawford is at his best as the veteran lawman playing the tough-guy dockworker, engaging and compelling and, at times, quite funny.

Full Review… | February 19, 2012
Parallax View

William Bowers' dialogue coulda been a contenduh, for sure ("You must be part of my hangover" or "I need to go underground, like gophers and communists"), especially coming from Crawford's unlovely mug.

Full Review… | May 5, 2010
East Bay Express

Audience Reviews for The Mob

I expected just your average cop goes undercover movie but this 1 was actually pretty good with some nice twists & turns thrown in here & there

Brody Manson

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