Tag Archives: Broderick Crawford

Leonardo Bercovici – Square of Violence AKA Nasilje na trgu (1961)

An Italian doctor carries out an act of sabotage, killing 30 Nazis. 300 Italians are going to be executed unless the perpetrator reveals himself. Read More »

Federico Fellini – Il bidone AKA The Swindle [4K Restoration] (1955)

A trio of con-men led by a lonesome swindler must deal with their job and family pressures. Read More »

Tay Garnett – Slightly Honorable (1940)

Story:
The successful producer-director combination of Walter Wanger and Tay Garnett served up another winner with Slightly Honorable. Adapted from F. G. Presnell’s novel Send Another Coffin, the story concerns the efforts made by corrupt politician Cushing (Edward Arnold) to frame honest attorney John Webb (Pat O’Brien) for the murder of Alma Brehmer (Claire Dodd). In concert with his diligent and apparently slow-witted assistant Rus Sampson (Broderick Crawford), Webb hopes to squelch Cushing’s plan by locating the real murderer-who turns out to be a lot closer to Webb than he’d ever imagined. Ruth Terry has one of her best screen roles as a birdbrained nightclub hoofer who helps Webb clear himself. – Hal Erikson, All Movie Guide Read More »

Don Siegel – Night Unto Night (1949)

Stunning photography and Don Siegel’s direction make the most of an unusual overly melodramatic story starring Ronald Reagan as a scientist with epilepsy who goes to south Florida on doctor’s orders and meets a young woman, (Viveca Lindfors) recently widowed, who is haunted by the voice of her dead husband. Reagan rents her slightly dilapidated beach mansion and experiences several epileptic episodes, but tries his best to keep his condition a secret. Broderick Crawford’s role as an artist who lives close by verges on annoying as he goes on and on about art and life. Ossa Massen gives the film a boost as Lindfor’s scheming, jealous sister who tries seducing Reagan and later drunkenly blurts out his secret when she realizes that she can’t have him. The concluding hurricane arrives just in time, with all the main characters assembled for dinner in the creaky old mansion, and Reagan pushed to verge of suicide by the shame of his medical condition, while Lindfors begs him to reconsider. Read More »

André De Toth – Last of the Comanches (1953)

IMDB wrote:
It’s 1876 and all the Indians are at peace except the Comanches lead by Black Cloud. When Black Cloud wipes out a town, only six soldiers are left and they head for the nearest fort. In the desert they are reinforced by members of a stagecoach and find some water at a deserted mission. Pinned down by Black Cloud they send an Indian boy who was Black Cloud’s prisoner on to the fort while they try to bargain with Black Cloud whom they learn is without water. Written by Maurice VanAuken Read More »

Robert Rossen – All the King’s Men (1949) (HD)

The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal. Read More »

Nunnally Johnson – Night People (1954)

Synopsis:
Post WWII yarn about a young GI abducted by the Soviets in West Berlin and hauled off to the East. His recovery gets complicated as Colonel Steve Van Dyke (Peck) tries to sort out the usefulness of informants, spies, bureaucrats, and the abductee’s influential father (Crawford)! Read More »