"[A] a richly layered and dense, yet compact movie..." - Jeffrey Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
The kill-or-be-killed world of organized crime is the focus of this hard-hitting exposé from the Oscar-nominated writing team of Russell Rouse and Clarence Greene. Broderick Crawford is the New York City mob boss dealing out death as the answer to every crisis: from a minor member of his own syndicate, to a Washington lobbyist, to his own hired killers!
Cast & Crew
- Anne Bancroft - Kathy Lupo
- Richard Conte - Nick Magellan
- Broderick Crawford - Charlie Lupo
- John Doucette - Shorty
- Charles Evans - Judge Kincaid
- William Forrest - Paul Williamson
- Steven Geray - Morris Franklin
- Herbert Heyes - James Marshall
- Ian Keith - Waluska
- Barry Kelley - Robert Frawley
- Henry Kulky - Gino
- Celia Lovsky - Mama Lupo
- Marilyn Maxwell - Iris Palmer
- Mike Mazurki - Arnie Wendler
- Carl Milletaire - Sumak
- J. Carrol Naish - Ben Dagajanian
- Nestor Paiva - Martinelli
- William "Bill" Phillips - Whitey
- Tom Powers - District Attorney Rossi
- Mickey Simpson - Leon Hartmann
- Onslow Stevens - Johnny Achilles
- Joseph Vitale - Batista
Reviews(see the best reviews)
A little creaky at times, but a good nihilist drama. By this time Richard Conti had nailed his bad-guy persona--check out The Big Combo--but here he adds a certain humanity that doesn't jar with his character. A sweet bit of Gangsteriana.
Excellent performance by RIchard Conte, who stars as hit man hired by mob Syndicate leader Charlie Lupo. Conte's intense eyes tell much of the story; he is one resigned to his fate, though not without inner strife. Well written and fast-paced, this hard-boiled drama should be on the must-see list for lovers of noire and gangster films.
OH WOW! ITS JUST SO GOOD! SAYS YOUR BRUNO HAWSE! IN LOVE!
N.Y.C. was a solid four square nNOIR, with a solid "A" cast of studio regulars.
Like3 most of NOIR it is "found art"
the movie loan shark gets ** for it rating and another for * for starring Mr. George Raft playing a role other gangster. Mr. Raft acting is timest . he can preform in any movie era. With head billing. good movie ,but with today directing would dug deeper in the whole story and bought more out to its movie watchers but overall *** stars. for 1952 movie
Gritty, like a cigarette ash inadvertently inhaled.
To me it was a very clean classic movie.Movies aren't made like that anymore.I could watch it anytime.
Great cast...kept my interest
Good old school movie
Interesting. Propaganda of course; but likely an accurate representation as well.
Decent and engaging dark drama.
back in the days when bad guys HAD TO DIE -- and the innocent daughters killed themselves in shame. . . Anne Bancroft never better! Marilyn Maxwell stunning. Broderick Crawford --- what can I say? I love Broderick Crawford.
Great movie with great actors. I loved it.
alright Nick this one was great and everything worked as it should thanks.......
It was great!
Broderick Crawford at his best. Tough guy with a soft heart.