The Captive City

The Captive City

Director: Robert Wise Cast: John Forsythe, Joan Camden, Harold J. Kennedy

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One of several early-1950s films to capitalize on the Kefauver Committee's investigation of organized crime, The Captive City stars John Forsythe as crusading editor Jim Austin. While Austin prepares his testimony before the Committee, the film flashes back to the events which led to this courageous act. Victor Sutherland plays mob boss Murray Sirak, who has the entire police force of Austin's hometown under his thumb. Sirak in turns takes his orders from an unseen Mister Big, who of course is "above the law"--or so it seems. Based on the experiences of Time magazine reporter Alvin Josephy Jr. (who co-authored the script), Captive City contains the added fillip of a guest appearance by Senator Estes Kefauver himself.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/29/2011
UPC: 0883904240228
Original Release: 1952
Source: Mgm Mod
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 40,286

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Forsythe Jim Austin
Joan Camden Marge Austin
Harold J. Kennedy Don Carey
Marjorie Crossland Mrs. Sirak
Victor Sutherland Murray Sirak
Ray Teal Chief Gillette
Martin Milner Phil Harding
Geraldine Hall Mrs. Nelson
Hal K. Dawson Clyde Nelson
Ian Wolfe The Reverend Nash
Gladys Hurlbut Linda Percy
Jess Kirkpatrick Anderson
Paul Newlan Krug
Frances Morris Mrs. Harding
Paul Brinegar Police Sergeant
Victor Romito Fabretti
Charles Wagenheim Phone Man
Charles Regan Gangster

Technical Credits
Robert Wise Director
Lee Garmes Cinematographer
Alvin Josephy Original Story,Screenwriter
Karl Kamb Screenwriter
Jerome Moross Score Composer
Emil Newman Musical Direction/Supervision
Ralph Swink Editor
Robert Swink Editor
Theron Warth Producer
Maurice Zuberano Producer,Production Designer

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