Madigan (1968)
Front Cover Actor
Richard Widmark Detective Daniel Madigan
Henry Fonda Commissioner Anthony X. Russell
Inger Stevens Julia Madigan
Harry Guardino Det. Rocco Bonaro
James Whitmore Chief Inspector Charles Kane
Susan Clark Tricia Bentley
Michael Dunn Midget Castiglione
Steve Ihnat Barney Benesch
Don Stroud Hughie
Sheree North Jonesy
Movie Details
Genre Crime; Drama
Director Don Siegel
Producer Frank P. Rosenberg
Writer Richard Dougherty; Abraham Polonsky
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 1 hr 41 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Richard Widmark stars as Daniel Madigan, a tough NYC detective who spends most of the film making up for a serious error committed in the first scene. Surprising hood Barney Benesch ( Steve Ihnat ) in his bedroom, Madigan and partner Detective Rocco Bonaro ( Harry Guardino ) allow themselves to be distracted by Benesch's nude girlfriend, whereupon the crook gets the drop on them and makes his escape. Police commissioner Anthony X. Russell ( Henry Fonda ) gives Madigan just 72 hours to bring in Benesch — and to recover his weapon, which the hood "appropriated". The fact that Madigan had strayed from his own district to make the arrest in the first place is just one of many woes plaguing the commissioner: he's got enough trouble with his restless mistress Tricia Bentley ( Susan Clark ), with black-activist minister Dr. Taylor ( Raymond St. Jacques ), and with on-the-take detective Charles Kane ( James Whitmore ). Acting on a lead given them by bookie Midget Castiglione ( Michael Dunn ), Madigan and Detective Bonaro finally trace Benesch to Spanish Harlem. In the ensuing gun battle, Madigan is killed, whereupon his estranged wife Julia ( Inger Stevens ) gives the beleaguered commissioner a scalding tongue-lashing. Though titled Madigan , the film's true central character is Police Commissioner Russell ( Fonda ), a living personification of Harry Truman's credo "The Buck Stops Here." Despite the fact that Richard Widmark is pushing up daisies at the end of the film, Universal engaged Widmark 's services as star of a 1972 Madigan TV series. — Hal Erickson
Personal Details
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Index 947
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 12/4/03
Purchase Price $7.00
Store Warehouse
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Folder 008
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Chapters
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1