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Force of Evil (1948)

Not Rated
79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An unethical lawyer, with an older brother he wants to help, becomes a partner with a client in the numbers racket.
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Writers
Abraham Polonsky (screenplay) | Ira Wolfert (screenplay) (novel "Tucker's People")
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Art Seid (as Arthur Seid)
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Gross (US & Canada)
$948,000
Gross (World)
$1,165,000
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Release date
Mar 1949 (United States)
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John Garfield
Joe Morse Joe Morse   See fewer
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Thomas Gomez
Leo Morse Leo Morse   See fewer
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Marie Windsor
Edna Tucker Edna Tucker   See fewer
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Howland Chamberlain
Freddie Bauer (as Howland Chamberlin) Freddie Bauer (as Howland Chamberlin)   See fewer
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Roy Roberts
Ben Tucker Ben Tucker   See fewer
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Paul Fix
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Barry Kelley
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Paul McVey
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Beatrice Pearson
Doris Lowry Doris Lowry   See fewer
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Murray Alper
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Jessie Arnold
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Sam Ash
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Georgia Backus
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Margaret Bert
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7.4 / 10 | 5,099 votes