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Black Hand (1950)

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92 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

Now grown-up, Johnny Columbo returns to New York from Italy having sworn a vendetta against the Black Hand who killed his father years earlier. Becoming romantically involved with a girl from school and meeting up with an honest cop also ...See moreNow grown-up, Johnny Columbo returns to New York from Italy having sworn a vendetta against the Black Hand who killed his father years earlier. Becoming romantically involved with a girl from school and meeting up with an honest cop also fighting the gangs, Columbo starts to wonder if there may be legal ways to defeat them. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26} See less
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Writers
Luther Davis (screen play) | Leo Townsend (from a story by)
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Paul Vogel (as Paul C. Vogel)
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Cotton Warburton (as Irvine Warburton)
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Updated Mar 11, 1950

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Mar 12, 1950 (United States)

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Gene Kelly
Giovanni E. 'Johnny' Columbo Giovanni E. 'Johnny' Columbo   See fewer
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J. Carrol Naish
Louis Lorelli Louis Lorelli   See fewer
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Teresa Celli
Isabella Gomboli Isabella Gomboli   See fewer
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Marc Lawrence
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6.4 / 10 | 666 votes