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Brute Force
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Burt Lancaster Burt Lancaster
Joe Collins
Hume Cronyn Hume Cronyn
Capt. Munsey
Charles Bickford Charles Bickford
Gallagher
Yvonne De Carlo Yvonne De Carlo
Gina Ferrara
Ann Blyth Ann Blyth
Ruth
Ella Raines Ella Raines
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Anita Colby Anita Colby
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Sam Levene Sam Levene
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Written by
Richard Brooks Richard Brooks
(screenplay)
Robert Patterson Robert Patterson
(story)


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An old classic

4 years, 10 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

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4 years, 2 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: 30 June 1947
UPC: 014381574524
Tags: Film Noir (7), 1947 (6), Prison (5), 1940s (4), B&w (3), Thriller (2), Burt Lancaster (2), Criterion (2), Suicide (2), Crime (2), Brutality (2), Drama (2), Avi (2), Black And White (2), Guard (2), Bw (2), Usa (2), Past (1), Fire (1), Murder (1)
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“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 the inmates and editor of the prison newspaper, to join him, but Gallagher thinks Collins' plan won't work. However, Collins does have the support of his cellmates, most of whom, like himself, wandered into a life of crime thanks to love and good intentions. Tom Lister (Whit Bissell) was an accountant who altered the books so he could buy his wife a mink coat. Soldier (Howard Duff) fell in love wi” read more

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"Burt ei kyllä erityisemmin vakuuta Brute Forcessa, mutta ei toisaalta paljon mikään muukaan. Burt on vankikaveriensa kanssa vankilassa, ja he suunnittelevat pakoa. Yllättävä juoni saa vielä yllättävämpiä käänteitä, kun selviää että Burtin naisella on sairaus johon kuolee jos Burt ei palaa kotiin koska hän EI JAKSA ELÄÄ. Twistit jatkuvat kun kaikkien Burtin frendien rikokset näytetään takaumina, ja kas kas, kaikki ovatkin melkolailla syyttömiä! Yksi toi sodassa ruokaa ja "


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An old classic

“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, would start right away with a lead part. On the other hand, if you are awesome like Burt Lancaster, why shouldn’t you? Anyway, coming back to our main feature, I thought it was a decent film noir (Jules Dassin made several of them during the postwar period) bu even though it was certainly entertaining, I can’t say I was really blown away by the whole thing. Indeed, it must have seemed pretty bada” read more

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