Force of Evil

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Facts and Figures

Run time: 78 mins

In Theaters: Saturday 25th December 1948

Distributed by: MGM

Reviews 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 13

IMDB: 7.4 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: John Garfield as Joe Morse, Thomas Gomez as Leo Morse, Marie Windsor as Edna Tucker, Howland Chamberlain as Freddie Bauer (as Howland Chamberlin), Roy Roberts as Ben Tucker, Paul Fix as Bill Ficco, Barry Kelley as Det. Egan, Paul McVey as Hobe Wheelock, Beatrice Pearson as Doris Lowry

Force of Evil Movie Review

Ah, when a gangster's attorney falls in love... A long-forgotten film noir, with Garfield as a corrupt mob lawyer intent on running the small-time numbers-runners of the city out of business so his client can pick up the pieces. Not a good guy in the bunch, and his role was so damaging it almost ended Garfield's career. A thinly-veiled outright damnation of capitalism and its merger-heavy practices. Heavy-handed but quite intriguing and poetic.


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