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½ January 21, 2015
a very good drama noir in New York City nice noir photography,lighting,neon and a good ending.
June 6, 2012
another interesting immigrant tale
December 18, 2010
this movie must have been the source for the tom hanks movie about the guy in the terminal, except gassman has a better accent and doesn't sound like he's doing boris badenov or akim tamirof. the story is unlikely in some ways, but it is very well done. it also shows manhattan before the u.n gardens were landscaped and the els were torn down. is that any reason for someone who hates immigrants to watch it? i think so. this story is still taking place in this country and others. and it has early jack teagarden, too. check it out.
December 18, 2010
Interesting themes sensitively handled.
½ December 1, 2010
He may have survived the War and years in a concentration camp, but stowaway Peter Kaban (played by Vittorio Gassman) may have met his match in New York City. The system, thugs, cops, grifters, and the very city itself grinds and grinds the man down until there's nearly nothing left. Can he survive long enough for someone to listen to anything he has to say? Will someone just let this guy find his friend Tom? You know, the clarinet player? The one who works in Time Square.
½ April 24, 2010
Interesting noir about a Hungarian man desperate to immigrate to America who stows away on a ship and escapes detention to try to find support for his visa petition from a U.S. soldier he saved during WW II. A good race-against-the-clock suspense story with great location footage of NYC, this movie reflects a positive, even romantic, view of immigration to America.
Super Reviewer
April 3, 2010
Compact little noir with a nice feeling for the late night NYC 50's life. Gassman is suitably tortured with the great Gloria Grahame as a rough, tough nice girl down on her luck and Robin Raymond as a seen it all stripper with a good heart. Nice musical score also helps.
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