The Enforcer (1951)




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Humphrey Bogart plays Martin Ferguson, a prosecutor about to put Albert Mendoza (Everett Sloane), the head of a murder-for-hire ring, on trial. But the night before the trial, his key witness, Joe Rico (Ted de Corsia), dies in a fall out of the window of the room in which he's been guarded, part of an abortive escape attempt to keep from testifying. His case in shambles, Ferguson and detective Captain Nelson (Roy Roberts) try to piece the entire four-year investigation back together from square … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Martin Rackin
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On DVD: Apr 30, 2013
Republic Pictures Home Video

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as Big Babe Lazick

as Joseph Rico

as Albert Mendoza

as Capt. Frank Nelson

as Duke Malloy

as Sgt. Whitlow

as Herman

as Olga Kirshen

as Thomas O'Hara

as Tony Vetto

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as Nina Lombardo

as Louis the Barber

as Mayor

as Keeper

as Fireman

as Teenager

as Secretary

as Detective

as Medical Examiner

as Sergeant

as Police Sergeant

as Policeman

as Police Chauffeur

as Mrs. Lazick

as Policeman

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as Nina as a child

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Critic Reviews for The Enforcer

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Vivid film noir, with many images that recall other Raoul Walsh thrillers.

Full Review… | January 1, 2011
Classic Film and Television

Fine latter day Bogie (1950), and the title says it all.

February 23, 2008

A história bem construída e as boas atuações são o ponto forte deste noir, que se inspirou em fatos reais e foi um dos primeiros filmes a abordar o universo dos assassinos profissionais - e Bogart, mesmo no piloto automático, é sempre interessante.

August 11, 2003
Cinema em Cena

Audience Reviews for The Enforcer


Minor crime caper. In his last Warners movie Bogart is excellent as always but the film is average in all other aspects

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


When a hoodlum staggers into a police station and confesses to the murder of his girlfriend, it sets in motion a chain of events which leads to D.A. Humphrey Bogart following a series of clues and bodies uncovering a group of ruthless contract killers. All the elements of film noir are in place, including gritty violence in darkened streets and tough, uncompromising characters. The structure is a little episodic, most of the story being told in flashback, and it would've benefited from giving more screen time to Bogie himself, but it's still a tautly directed and well shot minor classic of the detective genre.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

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