The Captive City (1952)
Watch it now
as Jim Austin
as Phil Harding
as Marge Austin
as Don Carey
as Chief Gillette
as Mrs. Sirak
as Murray Sirak
as Clyde Nelson
as Mrs. Nelson
as Linda Percy
as Rev. Nash
as Mrs. Harding
as Phone Man
as Police Sergeant
as Himself (uncredited)
Critic Reviews for The Captive City
Somewhere along about the middle of all these goings-on, an alert and knowing observer may spot some provoking holes.
The earnest plot is nothing to write home about, but the effective use of documentary-style location shooting and deep-focus photography was innovatory for its day.
Teal is frighteningly realistic as the corrupt police chief, and Sutherland is even more terrifying as the crime boss. Dawson is perfect as the gumshoe whose honesty exceeds his greed.
An exposé of organised crime, as seen through the eyes of a small-town newspaper editor, played by John Forsyth.
Audience Reviews for The Captive City
John Forsythe is an honest, small town newspaper editor who tugs at a tiny thread and unravels an entire crime syndicate. An obscure but worthy little film noir bolstered by the the talented (and somewhat masculine) Miss Joan Camden.
The Captive City Quotes
There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.
Discuss The Captive City on our Movie forum!