Director Robert Florey
Cinematography Glen MacWilliams
Country United States
Genre Biography, Crime, Drama
|Cast Preston Foster (Roger Touhy), Victor McLaglen (Herman 'Owl' Banghart), Lois Andrews (Daisy, Touhy's secretary), Kent Taylor (Police Capt. Steve Warren), Anthony Quinn (George Carroll), William Post Jr. (Joseph P. Sutton)|
Writer Jerome Cody, Crane Wilbur
Release date July 1944
Genres Drama, Biographical film, Crime Fiction
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Roger Touhy, Gangster is a 1944 American gangster film based on the life of Chicago mob figure Roger Touhy, directed by film noir specialist Robert Florey.
Parts of the film were shot at Stateville Correctional Center near Joliet, Illinois, where Touhy himself was serving time. Although the story was fictionalized, Touhy successfully sued the studio for defamation of character. After six years, he won a judgment of $15,000, although Fox was able to profitably distribute the film overseas without legal repercussions.
ReferencesRoger Touhy, Gangster Wikipedia
Roger Touhy, Gangster IMDb Roger Touhy, Gangster themoviedb.org