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The Turning Point (1952)

The Turning Point (1952)

The Turning Point

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Edmond O'Brien stars as an idealistic state's attorney assigned to crack down on a crime syndicate. This proves more dangerous than first suspected, since the syndicate has a number of city officials in its pocket--including the father of one of the investigating committee's chairpersons. William Holden is the crusading newspaperman who attempts to help O'Brien, but even his efforts are compromised by deeply entrenched political corruption. The climax is staged at a crowded boxing arena, where Holden is struck down by an assassin's bullet intended for O'Brien. Inspired by the real-life Senate investigations of 1951, The Turning Point is neither a remake of a 1917 Paramount silent of the same name, nor was the 1977 ballet-oriented Turning Point a remake of the 1952 film.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Warren B. Duff
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Paramount Pictures

Cast

William Holden
as Jerry McKibbon
Edmond O'Brien
as John Conroy
Alexis Smith
as Amanda Waycross
Tom Tully
as Matt Conroy
Ed Begley Sr.
as Eichelberger
Danny Dayton
as Roy Ackerman
Dan Dayton
as Ackerman
Adele Longmire
as Carmelina
Ray Teal
as Clint
Ted de Corsia
as Harrigan
Don Porter
as Joe Silbray
Mary Murphy
as Secretary
Joel Marston
as Reporter
Russ Conway
as Reporter
George Ford
as Policeman
Lee Phelps
as Policeman
Chalky Williams
as Policeman
George Dempsey
as Policeman
Gretchen Hale
as Mrs. Conroy
Grace Hayle
as Mrs. Martin
Harry Hines
as Maintenance Man
Franz Roehn
as Cashier
Tony Barr
as Garcia
Tom Moore
as Drugstore Proprietor
Jamesson Shade
as Staff Member
Soledad Jiminez
as Mrs. Manzinates
Diane Garret
as Woman at Detroit Joi...
Jay Adler
as Sammy
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Critic Reviews for The Turning Point

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Full Review… | October 21, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

A hard-boiled entertaining crime story that is skeptical if idealistic politicians alone can clean up the dirt in a big city.

Full Review… | August 28, 2003
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Audience Reviews for The Turning Point

Solid crime drama with a better than usual part for Alexis Smith and good performances from the entire cast. Strong direction moves this along at an involving pace.

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