Hm… that’s a very familiar name? Oh, yeah, that’s what I thought: Orson Welles did a movie with a similar name.
This is definitely not that one.
It’s John Garfield playing a mobster(ish) lawyer. It’s about the intricacies of running a numbers game. Basically everybody in this movie are crooks.
I don’t know. I didn’t connect with this movie at all. It’s just not very interesting.
I do like the cluttered, dirty look of the interiors. It’s either very thoughtfully done or it’s filmed on a perfect location.
Force of Evil. Abraham Polonsky. 1948.
Popular movies in December 1948 according to IMDB:
|4817||7.8||Portrait of Jennie|
|4366||7.4||Force of Evil|
|2203||7.0||Adventures of Don Juan|
|243||6.9||The Feathered Serpent|
This blog post is part of the Decade series.