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The Turning Point

The Turning Point
Movie: The Turning Point(1952)[tt0045267] Special prosecutor John Conroy hopes to combat organized crime in his city, and appoints his cop father Matt as chief investigator. John doesn't understand why Matt is reluctant, but cynical reporter Jerry McKibbon thinks he knows: he's seen Matt with mob lieutenant Harrigan. Jerry's friendship for John is tested by the question of what to do about Matt, and by his attraction to John's girl Amanda. Meanwhile, the threatened racketeers adopt increasingly violent means of defense. Written byRod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>
Title The Turning Point
Release Date 1 December 1952 (UK)
Runtime
Genres Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Production Companies Paramount Pictures
William Holden
William Holden...
Jerry McKibbon...
Edmond O'Brien
Edmond O'Brien...
John Conroy...
Alexis Smith
Alexis Smith...
Amanda Waycross...
Tom Tully
Tom Tully...
Matt Conroy...
Ed Begley
Ed Begley...
Neil Eichelberger...
Danny Dayton
Danny Dayton...
Roy Ackerman...
Adele Longmire
Adele Longmire...
Carmelina LaRue...
Ray Teal
Ray Teal...
Clint, Police Captain...
Ted de Corsia
Ted de Corsia...
Harrigan...
Don Porter
Don Porter...
Joe Silbray...
Howard Freeman
Howard Freeman...
Fogel...
Neville Brand
Neville Brand...
Red...

Reviews

tavm on 29 June 2012
William Holden is Jerry McKibbon, a reporter who's trying to help his pal Edmond O'Brien as district attorney John Conroy and his girl Alexis Smith as Amanda Waycross expose the big city gangster Ed Begley as Neil Eichelberger with some help from O'Brien's cop father, Tom Tully as Matt Conroy. I'll stop there and just say this was quite a thrilling crime drama though compared to others from the period, also perhaps a little subdued. Still, a suspenseful atmosphere permeates throughout especially when a boxing match where someone tries to kill provides the exciting climax. No big music score is provided but there are some good sequences when the story doesn't take the time for some romance between either of the male leads and Ms. Smith which aren't really needed. So on that note, The Turning Point is well worth the time.

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