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Brute Force (1947)

Brute Force
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7.7 IMDB rating
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Burt Lancaster Burt Lancaster
Joe Collins
Hume Cronyn Hume Cronyn
Captain Munsey
Charles Bickford Charles Bickford
Yvonne De Carlo Yvonne De Carlo
Gina Ferrara
Ann Blyth Ann Blyth
Ella Raines Ella Raines
Cora Lister
Anita Colby Anita Colby
Sam Levene Sam Levene
Louie Miller

Written by
Richard Brooks Richard Brooks
Robert Patterson Robert Patterson


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An old classic

7 years, 2 months ago at Mar 28 16:53
Honestly, I wonder how I actually ended up watching this flick. I guess I was mostly interested because Burt Lancaster was involved. Indeed, it is a rather old movie (almot 70 years old as a matter of fact) that Burt Lancaster made just at the beginning of his career. If I’m not mistaken, it was in fact his 2nd movie and it is in fact rather rare that an actor, especially back in those days, wou... read more


6 years, 6 months ago at Nov 24 6:10
Burt Lancaster had one of his first starring roles in this hard-hitting prison drama. Capt. Munsey (Hume Cronyn) is a cruel, corrupt prison guard who has his own less-than-ethical ways of dealing with inmates, enough so that Joe Collins (Lancaster) -- the toughest inmate in the cell block -- has decided to break out. Collins tries to persuade Gallagher (Charles Bickford), the unofficial leader of ... read more
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At a tough penitentiary, prisoner Joe Collins plans to rebel against Captain Munsey, the power-mad chief guard.
Release date: 1 August 1947
UPC: 014381574524
Tags: Film Noir (7), 1947 (5), Prison (5), 1940s (4), B&w (3), Criterion (2), Suicide (2), Crime (2), Brutality (2), Avi (2), Drama (2), Black And White (2), Guard (2), Bw (2), Usa (2), Thriller (2), Burt Lancaster (2), Fire (1), Murder (1), Escape (1)
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