City Across the River (1949)

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Teenage gangs in the slums of Brooklyn during the 1940s are the focus of this drama based on Irving Shulman's novel, "The Amboy Dukes." The story centers on the Amboy Dukes, the toughest kids in the neighborhood. Their lives of petty crime and thuggery take a dark turn when one of the Dukes and his friend are harassing a shop teacher. They rough him up so badly that the teacher dies. Now the young Duke is on the lam. The rest of the story explores the hatred the boys feel for each other. This culminates in a rooftop battle between two of them.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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In Theaters:
 wide
Runtime:
Studio:
Universal

Cast

Stephen McNally
as Stan Albert
Jeff Corey
as Police Lieutenant Louie Macon
Thelma Ritter
as Mrs. Katie Cusack
Luis Van Rooten
as Joe Cusack
Sharon McManus
as Alice Cusack
Sue England
as Betty Maylor
Barbara Whiting
as Annie Kane
Richard Benedict
as Gaggsy Steens
Peter Jay Fernandez
as Frank Cusack
Al Ramsen
as Benny Wilks
Joshua Shelley
as Crazy Perrin
Tony Curtis
as Mitch
Mickey Knox
as Larry
Anabel Shaw
as Jean Albert
Robert Osterloh
as Mr. Bannon
Al Eben
as Detective Kleiner
Sara Berner
as Selma
Bert Conway
as Mr. Hayes
Joe Turkel
as Shimmy
Frank Cady
as Shirley's partner
Sandra Gould
as Shirley
Judy Nugent
as Little Girl
Alfred Croce
as Boy Dancer
Drew Pearson
as Himself
John Pickard
as Detective
Joe Draper
as Policeman
Joseph Turkel
as Shimmy
Peter Fernandez
as Frank Cusack
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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | August 7, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

This film missed what teenage life was like in the city slums by a country mile.

Full Review… | May 5, 2003
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