Crime in the Streets (1956)
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as Ben Wagner
as Frankie Dane
as Angelo 'Baby' Gioia
as Lou Macklin
as Maria Gioia
as Mr. McAllister
as Richie Dane
as Mrs. Dane
as Mr. Gioia
as The Fighter
Critic Reviews for Crime in the Streets
The film is built around long takes of tightly composed performances, culminating in a bravura four-minute shot with entrances and exits brilliantly orchestrated by the commanding presence of Cassavetes.
Siegel manages to keep the action wound pretty tight, though he doesn't seem to sympathize much with Rose's bleeding-heart liberalism.
Depends heavily on Cassavetes' intensity and Siegel's brutality to make it work.
Audience Reviews for Crime in the Streets
this is the usual concrete jungle/wild in the streets teenage delinquent drama, aside from cassavetes' intense performance, still a few years away from making his own films
Once you get past the stellar title sequence you'll probably spend most of the 90-minute running time wanting something very bad to happen to John Cassavettes' character. Crime in the Streets starts off kind of promising but it quickly turns into a Rebel Without Cause/Blackboard Jungle copycat with none of the charisma.
No poster? so rude. I almost cried at the end. "Richie! You're my brother...I love you! Ahh so geat. So this kid Richie, a lousy good for nothing hood, wants to kill a man who slapped em. But does he have what it takes...you'll just have to find out. Don't mind the corny voice over.
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