New York Confidential (1955)





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New York Confidential is based on the Jack Lait-Lee Mortimer bestseller of the same name. Richard Conte plays Nick Magellan, a "torpedo" for Manhattan crime boss Charlie Lupo (Broderick Crawford). Pleased with Magellan's work, Charlie promotes him to the topmost rungs of the Syndicate. He regrets this act of largesse when the powers-that-be demand that Lupo be rubbed out. . .by good old Magellan. The most fascinating aspect of New York Confidential is that there isn't a sympathetic character in the bunch; even Anne Bancroft as Lupo's maladjusted daughter is a bit on the obnoxious side. The original Lait-Mortimer book was later adapted into a 1958 TV series, starring Lee Tracy.
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Richard Conte
as Nick Magellan
Broderick Crawford
as Charlie Lupo
Marilyn Maxwell
as Iris Palmer
Anne Bancroft
as Kathy Lupo
J. Carroll Naish
as Ben Dagajanian
Onslow Stevens
as Johnny Achilles
Barry Kelley
as Frawley
Mike Mazurki
as Arnie Wendler
Celia Lovsky
as Mama Lupo
Herbert Heyes
as James Marshall
Steven Geray
as Morris Franklin
Nestor Paiva
as Martinelli
Joseph Vitale
as Batista
William Forrest
as Paul Williamson
Ian Keith
as Waluska
Charles Evans
as Judge Kincaid
Mickey Simpson
as Hartmann
Tom Powers
as District Attorney Rossi
Lee Trent
as Ferrari
John Doucette
as Shorty
Frank Ferguson
as Dr. Ludlow
Hope Landin
as Mrs. Wesley
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Critic Reviews for New York Confidential

All Critics (4)

Even though it is not a great movie in and of itself, it had a clear influence on later films and television shows.

Full Review… | July 9, 2010
Movie Metropolis

It's a richly layered and dense, yet compact movie that sadly loses a bit of its force in the final stretch.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Combustible Celluloid

... a classic mix of Hollywood docudrama and tabloid exploitation.

Full Review… | June 30, 2010

Never exciting, tense or eye-opening.

Full Review… | October 13, 2004
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Solid crime drama with an excellent cast including a very young and lovely Anne Bancroft.

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