Force of Evil 1949

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Force of Evil ★★★ 1949

A cynical attorney who works for a mob boss and for Wall Street tries to save his brother from the gangster's takeover of the numbers operation. The honorable, though criminal, brother refuses the help of the amoral lawyer, and he is finally forced to confront his conscience. Garfield's sizzling performance and the atmospheric photography have made this a film noir classic. 82m/B VHS, DVD . John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor, Sheldon Leonard, Roy Roberts; D: Abraham Polonsky; W: Abraham Polonsky; C: George Barnes. Natl. Film Reg. ‘94.