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Parole, Inc. (1948)

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Government agent Richard Hendricks (Michael O'Shea) goes undercover to get goods on a gang responsible for dispensing illegal paroles. Posing as a prisoner, Hendricks links up with the gang's inside man, Barney Rodescu (Turhan Bey). As often happens in real life, several pillars of society are getting rich by manipulating the lives of others. The plot is not always logical, but audience involvement is sustained every step of the way. Parole Inc was one of the "in-between" pictures -- not quite a "B", not expensive enough for "A" -- produced by young-and-hungry Eagle Lion studios in the late 1940s.

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Cast

Michael O'Shea
as Richard Hendricks
Turhan Bey
as Barney Rodescu
Evelyn Ankers
as Jojo Dumont
Virginia Lee
as Glenda Palmer
Virginia Lindley
as Glenda Palmer
Charles Bradstreet
as Harry Palmer
Lyle Talbot
as Police Commissioner
Michael Whalen
as Kid Redmond
Charles Williams
as Titus Jones
James B. Cardwell
as Duke Vigili
Paul Bryar
as Charley Newton
Noel Cravat
as Blackie Olson
Charles Jordan
as Monty Cooper
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Critic Reviews for Parole, Inc.

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The only good thing is that it moves along at a fast clip and is over in a flash.

May 7, 2007 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Parole, Inc.

From The Mill Creek 100 Movie Mystery Classics. Though low-budget and rather predictable, "Parole, Inc." is a fairly good crime story. It moves reasonably quickly, and keeps the viewer's attention most of the time. Hendricks (Michael O'Shea) is a federal agent investigating widespread abuses of the parole system. Several dangerous criminals have received unjustified paroles, and evidence points to an organized system of bribery. Agent Hendricks has to go undercover and win the confidence of the gang involved. O'Shea does a creditable job in the lead. Turhan Bey plays a suave lawyer who figures in the agent's investigation. The story that follows is generally predictable, without any real twists or surprises. But it is done well enough to be fairly interesting, is moderately fast-paced, and is usually believable. The characters are mostly stereotypes, but are not overdone. Overall, this is a watchable movie that should hold some interest for fans of crime films. 4 Stars 6-22-13

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