The Big Operator

The Big Operator

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Overview

The Big Operator

Mickey Rooney plays labor racketeer Little Joe Braun in this fast-paced and surprisingly violent drama about one man's determination to clean up his union. Bill Gibson (Steve Cochran) is Little Joe's nemesis and is one of the men who can testify that he saw the labor boss in an incriminating conversation with a known criminal -- something that Little Joe denied under oath. Knowing that Cochran and one other witness can bring him down, the crooked labor boss starts on a campaign of terror. One of Bill's friends is set on fire, someone else is thrown into a cement mixer (in the opening scenes), and finally, Little Joe kidnaps Bill's son Timmy (Jay North). The odds at this point, seem very much in the labor boss' favor.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/16/2014
UPC: 0887090082709
Original Release: 1959
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 42,076

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mickey Rooney Little Joe Braun
Steve Cochran Bill Gibson
Mamie Van Doren Mary Gibson
Mel Tormé Fred McAfee
Ray Danton Oscar Wetzel
Jim Backus Cliff Heldon
Ray Anthony Slim Claybur-n
Jackie Coogan Edward Brannel
Charles Chaplin Bill Tragg
Billy Daniels Tony Webson
Ben Gage Bert Carr
Jay North Timmy Gibson
Leo Gordon Danny Sacanzi
Ziva Rodann Alice McAfee
Joey Forman Raymond Baily
Maila "Vampira" Nurmi Actor

Technical Credits
Charles F. Haas Director
Van Alexander Score Composer
Walter H. Castle Cinematographer
Red Doff Producer
Ben Lewis Editor
Alan Rivkin Screenwriter
Robert Smith Screenwriter
Albert Zugsmith Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Big Operator
1. Opening Titles [:12]
2. Domestic Violence [13:15]
3. A Proposition [9:28]
4. Picket Line [6:15]
5. Retribution [13:52]
6. Road Block [6:48]
7. Trick Or Treat [13:54]
8. Beat Joint [14:35]
9. Chapter 9 [12:10]

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