Gangster

The Gangster

Director: Gordon Wiles, Barry Sullivan, Belita, Joan Lorring

Cast: Gordon Wiles, Barry Sullivan, Belita, Joan Lorring

     
 
Having struck gold with the previous season's Dillinger, the King Brothers returned to Monogram as producers of The Gangster. Adapted by Daniel Fuchs from his own novel Low Company, the film stars Barry Sullivan as flint-faced racketeer Shubunka. Shown to be a product of the slums, Shubunka spends his adulthood in pursuit of power and riches, with

Overview

Having struck gold with the previous season's Dillinger, the King Brothers returned to Monogram as producers of The Gangster. Adapted by Daniel Fuchs from his own novel Low Company, the film stars Barry Sullivan as flint-faced racketeer Shubunka. Shown to be a product of the slums, Shubunka spends his adulthood in pursuit of power and riches, with no time for friendship or romance. Wounded in a gangland shootout, Shubunka ruminates on his past, present and (unlikely) future, wondering if it's all been worth it. Promoted as a "psychological" drama, The Gangster has plenty of gunplay and bloodshed to satiate action fans, and a surfeit of sex appeal in the form of gangster's moll Nancy (played by Monogram's resident skating star Belita). Prominent in the supporting cast is the ineluctable Sheldon Leonard as Shubunka's chief rival, delivering a subtler variation on his patented tough-guy screen persona. The Gangster was directed by Oscar-winning art director Gordon Wiles, later a mainstay of such TV series as Land of the Lost and Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/07/2010
UPC:
0883316276716
Original Release:
1947
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Time:
1:24:00
Sales rank:
37,845

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barry Sullivan Shubunka
Belita Nancy Starr
Joan Lorring Dorothy
Akim Tamiroff Nick Jammey
John Ireland Karty
Sheldon Leonard Cornell
Fifi D'Orsay Mrs. Ostroleng
Virginia Christine Mrs. Karty
Leif Erickson Beaumont
Charles McGraw Dugas
John Kellogg Sterling
Mikel Conrad Actor
Mike Lally Man
Sid Melton Stage Manager
Alex Pope Actor
Maxine Semon Hotel Maid
Parker Gee Man in Corridor
Michael Gaddis Actor
Henry Morgan Shorty
Elisha Cook Oval
Ted Hecht Swain
Clancy Cooper Brother-in-Law
Jeff Corey Brother-in-law
Peter Whitney Brother-in-law
Edwin Maxwell Politician
Murray Alper Eddie
Bill Kennedy Thug
Rex Downing Boy with Note
Shelley Winters Hazel
Ruth Allen Girl Singer
Billy Gray Little Boy
Norma Jean Nilsson Little Girl
Dewey Robinson Pool Player
Jack Reynolds Thug
Larry Thompson Thug
Greta Granstedt Woman
Marguerita Padula Woman
Larry Steers Headwaiter
Sammy Shack Man
Jean Calhoun Woman
Lennie Bremen Man
Marie Blake House Mistress
Anita Turner Essie
Dolores Castle Cigarette Girl
Tommy Reilly Piano Player
Don Haggerty Stranger
Griff Barnett Dorothy's Father
Jay Eaton Man
Gene Collins Boy
Andy Andrews Man
Phil Arnold Man
Michael Vallon Man on Boardwalk
Jane Weeks Girl in Corridor

Technical Credits
Gordon Wiles Director
Herb Nacio Brown Songwriter
Gordon Clifford Songwriter
Daniel Fuchs Screenwriter
Louis Gruenberg Score Composer
Paul Ivano Cinematographer
Maurice King Producer
Frank King Producer
Sidney Moore Set Decoration/Design
Norma Costumes/Costume Designer
Roy Seawright Special Effects
F. Paul Sylos Art Director
Irvin Talbot Musical Direction/Supervision
Walter Thompson Editor
Ern Westmore Makeup

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