Brute Force (1947)

Director: Jules Dassin

Writer(s): Richard Brooks, Robert Patterson

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford, Yvonne De Carlo, Ann Blyth, Ella Raines, Anita Colby, Sam Levene, Jeff Corey, John Hoyt, Jack Overman, Roman Bohnen, Sir Lancelot, Vince Barnett, Jay C. Flippen, Richard Gaines, Frank Puglia, James Bell, Howard Duff, Art Smith, Whit Bissell, Al Bain, Bobby Barber, Guy Beach, Phil Bloom, Chet Brandenburg, Ralph Brooks, Paul Bryar, Howland Chamberlain, Eddy Chandler, Edmund Cobb, Gino Corrado, William Cozzo, Rex Dale, James Dime, Virginia Farmer, Al Ferguson, Alex Frazer, Rudy Germane, Jack Gordon, Chuck Hamilton, John Harmon, Herbert Heywood, Al Hill, Lee Kendall, Richard LaMarr, Walter Lawrence, Rex Lease, Jack S. Lee, Will Lee, Jack Lomas, Kenneth MacDonald, Hal Malone, Frank Marlowe, Mathew McCue, Francis McDonald, Don McGill, Larry McGrath, Charles McGraw, Robert Milasch, Howard M. Mitchell, Joseph C. Narcisse, William H. O’Brien, Frank O’Connor, James O’Rear, Blanche Obronska, Kenneth Patterson, Jack Perrin, Charles Perry, Jack Perry, Carl Rhodes, Sam Rizhallah, Robert Robinson, Wally Rose, Gene Roth, John Roy, Jerry Salvail, Ruth Sanderson, Carl Sklover, Cap Somers, Tom Steele, Glenn Strange, Ray Teal, Kippee Valez, Dale Van Sickel, Peter Virgo, Billy Wayne, Crane Whitley, Harry Wilson, Bud Wolfe

Synopsis: At overcrowded Westgate Penitentiary, where violence and fear are the norm and the warden has less power than guards and leading prisoners, the least contented prisoner is tough, single-minded Joe Collins. Most of all, Joe hates chief guard Captain Munsey, a petty dictator who glories in absolute power. After one infraction too many, Joe and his cell-mates are put on the dreaded drain pipe detail; prompting an escape scheme that has every chance of turning into a bloodbath

Release Date: July 10, 1947 (USA) | Length: 98 min | Genre: Crime, Drama | Certificate: Passed


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