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:

Poster Votes Rating Movie
4817 7.8 Portrait of Jennie
3230 7.5 Yellow Sky
4366 7.4 Force of Evil
1557 7.3 Command Decision
715 7.3 Enchantment
2203 7.0 Adventures of Don Juan
243 6.9 The Feathered Serpent
2905 6.9 The Paleface
930 6.8 Mexican Hayride
626 6.8 Jungle Jim

This blog post is part of the Decade series.

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