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The Vicious Circle (1948)

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77 min | Drama

In Hungary, a rich baron discovers that there are extensive oil deposits underneath nearby properties owned by villagers. He manages to convince all the property owners to sell to him, except for a few properties owned by Jewish families. ...See moreIn Hungary, a rich baron discovers that there are extensive oil deposits underneath nearby properties owned by villagers. He manages to convince all the property owners to sell to him, except for a few properties owned by Jewish families. Infuriated at their refusal to sell to him, he attempts, with the help of some corrupt local police, to have the men charged with the murder of a local woman, who in reality actually committed suicide. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com See less
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Heinz Herald (play "The Burning Bush") (screenplay) | Geza Herczeg (play "The Burning Bush") | Guy Endore (screenplay)
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Updated Jul 21, 1948

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Jul 21, 1948 (United States)

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40 cast members
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Conrad Nagel
Karl Nemesch Karl Nemesch   See fewer
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Fritz Kortner
Joseph Schwartz Joseph Schwartz   See fewer
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Reinhold Schünzel
Baron Arady Baron Arady   See fewer
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Philip Van Zandt
Calomar Balog Calomar Balog   See fewer
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Lyle Talbot
Miller Miller   See fewer
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Edwin Maxwell
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Lester Dorr
Andreas Molnar Andreas Molnar   See fewer
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Michael Mark
Gustav Horney Gustav Horney   See fewer
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Belle Mitchell
Mrs. Juliana Horney Mrs. Juliana Horney   See fewer
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Nan Boardman
Mrs. Tamashy Mrs. Tamashy   See fewer
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Shirley Kneeland
Clara Tamashy Clara Tamashy   See fewer
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Rita Gould
Ethel Mihaly Ethel Mihaly   See fewer
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Eddie LeRoy
Samuel Schwartz Samuel Schwartz   See fewer
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Ben Welden
Constable Constable   See fewer
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Nina Hansen
Mrs. Schwartz Mrs. Schwartz   See fewer
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Mary Lou Harrington
Anna Tamashy Anna Tamashy   See fewer
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Peggy Wynne
Irene Peter / Mrs. Fisher Irene Peter / Mrs. Fisher   See fewer
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Robert Cherry
Marten Marten   See fewer
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Sam Bernard
Herman Herman   See fewer
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Rudolph Cameron
Dr. Darosch Dr. Darosch   See fewer
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Peter Brocco
Dr. Georges Samosch Dr. Georges Samosch   See fewer
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Christina Vale
Margaret Darosch Margaret Darosch   See fewer
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Don C. Harvey
Sgt. Fodor (as Donald Harvey) Sgt. Fodor (as Donald Harvey)   See fewer
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Fred Fox
Judge Russu Judge Russu   See fewer
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Bill Baldwin
George Martin / Samuel Schwartz as an Adult (uncredited) George Martin / Samuel Schwartz as an Adult (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Cady
Court Clerk (uncredited) Court Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Donovan
Fred - Card Player (uncredited) Fred - Card Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Elliott
Businessman (uncredited) Businessman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Gordon
Mrs. Hogan (revised version) (uncredited) Mrs. Hogan (revised version) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Hoose
Mr. Hogan (revised version) (uncredited) Mr. Hogan (revised version) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roger Neury
Third Judge (uncredited) Third Judge (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Rose
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited) Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Houseley Stevenson
Professor Barr (uncredited) Professor Barr (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Wolfe
Defendant (uncredited) Defendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.9 / 10 | 48 votes