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Name the pre-1970 film

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> {quote:title=mudskipper wrote:}{quote}

> Mr. CMV, you're up...

Thanks.

I forgot to check back at this site, and I can't make that Email arrangement work since I switched carriers. But here goes.

 

Labor strife on the docks. Crooked union officials. A murder. Late 50s issue.

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Not *Edge Of The City*

The victim did not die immediately. He named his killers to his wife, but did not rat them out to the cops. There is a cultural thing about handling things internally, even leaving that task to his allies. -- but don't talk to outsiders about insiders' business.

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The straight-arrow prosecuter is an outsider to this waterfront culture, and must rely on the savy work of a better-informed cop. The officer is more knowledgable, but he, too, is an outsider. The cop is played by one of the stalwart film-noir names.

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In the other part of his life, the prosecuter is preparing to get married. A well-wisher card arrives that contains a veiled threat. This in line with threats that are passing between factions of the union.

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Correct, Lavender. There was some effort, it seems, drum up the same enthusiasm generated by *On the Waterfront* some three years earlier. Good story in itself, just didn't draw the same audiences.

 

Lavender's thread.

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Correct...Brando as a Japanese...I guess a l;ot of people didn't recognize him through his make up...Your thread, Fi.♠

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Hint: Sort of similar to THE LADY EVE

 

Edited by: finance on Nov 17, 2010 10:34 AM

 

Edited by: finance on Nov 17, 2010 4:29 PM

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Another hint: A bulky actor who died all too young was featured in this film.

 

Edited by: finance on Nov 18, 2010 10:38 AM

 

Edited by: finance on Nov 18, 2010 6:12 PM

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Thanks, mudskipper

 

It's wartime and a mans best friend has just been killed. He has the opportunity to either wound or kill the enemy. He lets him go instead.

 

Edited by: lavenderblue19 on Nov 21, 2010 12:26 PM

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