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Brute Force (1947)

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98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

At a tough penitentiary, prisoner Joe Collins plans to rebel against Captain Munsey, the power-mad chief guard.
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Miklós Rózsa (as Miklos Rozsa)
Cinematographer
William H. Daniels (as William Daniels)
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Updated Jul 10, 1947

Release date
Aug 1947 (United States)

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90 cast members
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Burt Lancaster
Joe Collins Joe Collins   See fewer
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Hume Cronyn
Captain Munsey Captain Munsey   See fewer
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Charles Bickford
Gallagher Gallagher   See fewer
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Yvonne De Carlo
Gina Ferrara Gina Ferrara   See fewer
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Ella Raines
Cora Lister Cora Lister   See fewer
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Anita Colby
Flossie Flossie   See fewer
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Sam Levene
Louie Miller Louie Miller   See fewer
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Jeff Corey
'Freshman' Stack 'Freshman' Stack   See fewer
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John Hoyt
Spencer Spencer   See fewer
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Jack Overman
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Roman Bohnen
Warden A.J. Barnes Warden A.J. Barnes   See fewer
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Sir Lancelot
'Calypso' James 'Calypso' James   See fewer
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Vince Barnett
Muggsy - Convict in Kitchen Muggsy - Convict in Kitchen   See fewer
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Jay C. Flippen
Hodges - Guard Hodges - Guard   See fewer
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Richard Gaines
McCallum McCallum   See fewer
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Frank Puglia
Signore Ferrara Signore Ferrara   See fewer
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James Bell
Crenshaw - Convict in Print Shop Crenshaw - Convict in Print Shop   See fewer
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Howard Duff
Robert 'Soldier' Becker (as Howard Duff - Radio's 'Sam Spade') Robert 'Soldier' Becker (as Howard Duff - Radio's 'Sam Spade')   See fewer
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Art Smith
Dr. Walters Dr. Walters   See fewer
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Whit Bissell
Tom Lister Tom Lister   See fewer
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Al Bain
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack (uncredited) Jack (uncredited)   See fewer
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Guy Beach
Convict Foreman (uncredited) Convict Foreman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phil Bloom
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Convict in Yard (uncredited) Convict in Yard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry (uncredited) Harry (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe's Lawyer (uncredited) Joe's Lawyer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bradley - Tower Guard (uncredited) Bradley - Tower Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chaplain (uncredited) Chaplain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roberts (uncredited) Roberts (uncredited)   See fewer
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Shorty (uncredited) Shorty (uncredited)   See fewer
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Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hearse Driver (uncredited) Hearse Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sergeant (uncredited) Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Convict in Chow Line (uncredited) Convict in Chow Line (uncredited)   See fewer
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Young Convict (uncredited) Young Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wilson (uncredited) Wilson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Young Girl Visiting Prison (uncredited) Young Girl Visiting Prison (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bronski (uncredited) Bronski (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.7 / 10 | 7,584 votes