Enforcer, The (1951)
Front Cover Actor
Humphrey Bogart Dist. Atty. Martin Ferguson
Zero Mostel Big Babe Lazich
Ted de Corsia Joseph Rico (as Ted De Corsia)
Everett Sloane Albert Mendoza
Roy Roberts Capt. Frank Nelson
Michael Tolan Duke Malloy (as Lawrence Tolan)
King Donovan Sgt. Whitlow
Bob Steele Herman (as Robert Steele)
Adelaide Klein Olga Kirshen
Don Beddoe Thomas O'Hara
Lawrence Tolan Duke Malloy
Patricia Joiner Teresa Davis/Angela Vetto
Tito Vuolo Tony Vetto
Movie Details
Genre Crime; Drama; Film-Noir
Director Bretaigne Windust; Raoul Walsh
Producer Milton Sperling
Writer Martin Rackin
Studio Republic Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 1 hr 27 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Humphrey Bogart stars as a crusading district attorney working against the clock to prosecute a mob boss in this suspenseful picture that should appeal to crime completists and fans of the iconic actor. Based on actual court cases, the plot unfolds largely in flashback as Bogart reviews his case against vicious racketeer Everett Sloane, who has killed off anyone that has threatened to testify against him. Capably directed by Bretaigne Windust (with uncredited help from Raoul Walsh, who shot most of the film's most suspenseful moments, including the nail-biting conclusion), The Enforcer's standard law vs. the mob plotline benefits greatly from its unusual structure, as well as Bogart's solid presence and a terrific supporting cast, which includes an early turn by Zero Mostel. The opening narration is provided by Estes Kefauver, who was chairing a Senate investigation into organized crime at the time of the picture's release. --Paul Gaita
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1381
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/29/04
Store Copy
Owner NF
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 011
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
UPC 017153144321
Chapters
Release Date 12/16/03
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Black & White