1948 Force of Evil

Venue: Cinema
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Force of Evil (1948)“Garfield is perfectly cast as Joe Morse, a lawyer whose connection to a ruthless racketeer has nearly destroyed his sense of morality. His participation in a rigged numbers racket could prove disastrous for his high-strung brother (superbly played by Thomas Gomez), whose small-time policy bank stands to go broke when the rigged numbers pay off. Writer and director Abraham Polonsky (in his directorial debut) was later victimized by the Hollywood blacklist, curtailing a promising career.”