December 1948: Force of Evil

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:

48177.8Portrait of Jennie
32307.5Yellow Sky
43667.4Force of Evil
15577.3Command Decision
22037.0Adventures of Don Juan
2436.9The Feathered Serpent
29056.9The Paleface
9306.8Mexican Hayride
6266.8Jungle Jim

This blog post is part of the Decade series.

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