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Director  Paul Wendkos
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Country  United States
6.6/10 IMDb

Production  Columbia Pictures
Genres  Drama, Crime Fiction
Language  English
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Cast  Darren McGavin (Pete Harris), Margaret Hayes (Lil Polombo nee Alexander), Warren Stevens (Rudi Franklin), Peggy McCay (Mrs. Jane Harris), Tol Avery (Dist. Atty. Michael W. Norris), Emile Meyer (Police Capt. T.W. Wills)
Writer  Ed Reid, Daniel B. Ullman, Bernard Gordon, Julian Zimet
Release date  June 1958
Similar movies  Lethal Weapon 3, Brooklyn's Finest, The Rookie, No Man's Land, The Right to Remain Silent, The New Centurions
Tagline  Is this cop for sale?

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The Case Against Brooklyn is a 1958 film directed by Paul Wendkos. It stars Darren McGavin and Margaret Hayes. It was based on a True Magazine article I Broke the Brooklyn Graft Scandal by crime reporter Ed Reid. It featured depictions of American police corruption though no police officer in uniform is shown to be corrupt.

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The film has the style of a documentary film and at first seems to be a police procedural. It actually has film noir elements, such as a love affair between a married rookie cop and the widow of a mobster.

Plot

Ex-Marine Pete Harris, formerly with Military Intelligence is taken out of his Police Academy due to his experience to work undercover to investigate police corruption.

Cast

  • Darren McGavin as Pete Harris
  • Margaret Hayes as Lil Polombo (née Alexander)
  • Warren Stevens as Rudi Franklin
  • Peggy McCay as Mrs. Jane Harris
  • Tol Avery as Dist. Atty. Michael W. Norris
  • References

    The Case Against Brooklyn Wikipedia
    The Case Against Brooklyn IMDb The Case Against Brooklyn themoviedb.org


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