THE MOB (1951)

A film by Robert Parrish.
Cast: Broderick Crawford, Betty Buehler, Richard Kiley.
Police detective Damico, outwitted by mob killer Blackie Clay, is nominally suspended; actually he goes undercover (as Tim Flynn, ex-con longshoreman) to find Clay and expose the waterfront rackets. In character, Damico throws his weight around so much that the mobsters try to get rid of him; surviving this, he begins to realize that few of those around him are what they seem.
Ernest Borgnine and you will see a young Charles Bronson who has a small part. Richard Kiley and Charles Buchinsky who are those guys right.
Broderick Crawford is best remembered for two roles: his Oscar-winning turn as Willie Stark in All the King’s Men, and as Chief Dan Matthews on the syndicated TV series Highway Patrol. Richard Kiley has done mostly TV roles but very little movies. Here is a film that I never heard of But it is a little jewel. It is also funny With one liner.Broderick Crawford plays a cop who goes undercover to infiltrate the mob. And to make them think he’s “their kind of guy” he comes into town with a major attitude and a willingness to slug anyone who gets in his way. He gets into trouble a few times and gets out of them quickly. I do not want to reveal too much of it because there a few surprises along the way. But this film is on youtube and it is a must see.

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