New Orleans Uncensored

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New Orleans Uncensored
New Orleans Uncensored film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byWilliam Castle
Produced bySam Katzman
Written byOrville H. Hampton
Lewis Meltzer
StarringArthur Franz
Beverly Garland
CinematographyHenry Freulich
Edited byAl Clark
Gene Havlick
Production
company
Columbia Pictures
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • April 30, 1955 (1955-04-30)
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

New Orleans Uncensored is a 1955 film noir crime film directed by William Castle starring Arthur Franz and Beverly Garland.[1]

Plot[edit]

The docks of New Orleans, Louisiana are controlled by Zero Saxon, a notorious racketeer. When former naval officer Dan Corbett arrives in town, wanting to open a shipping business of his own, he accepts a job working for Saxon to make some money, unaware of how corrupt Saxon's operation is.

Alma Mae, girlfriend of longshoremen's union representative Jack Petty, are impressed by Dan when he flattens a drunk who has been annoying her. They help arrange Dan a job through Saxon's dock manager, Joe Reilly, whose wife Marie then invites Dan to dinner and introduces him to her brother, Scrappy Durant, a former prizefighter.

Joe is killed by Saxon's thugs to keep him from informing on the illegal activities at the docks. Marie admits she's been expecting this to happen. Dan goes undercover, trying to help the New Orleans police investigate. Due to a misunderstanding, Scrappy attacks him in a boxing ring and Dan accidentally kills him with a punch. Dan is then beaten by Saxon's men, but with Alma's and Marie's help, he is able to assist the police in placing Saxon under arrest.

Cast[edit]

  • Arthur Franz as Dan Corbett
  • Beverly Garland as Marie Reilly
  • Helene Stanton as Alma Mae
  • Michael Ansara as Zero Saxon
  • Stacy Harris as Scrappy Durant
  • Mike Mazurki as Big Mike
  • William Henry as Joe Reilly
  • Michael Granger as Jack Petty
  • Frankie Ray as Deuce
  • Ed Nelson as Charlie (as Edward Stafford Nelson)
  • Al Chittenden as President, General Longshore Workers, Local 1418, ILA
  • Joseph L. Scheuering as Superintendent of Police, City of New Orleans
  • Victor Schiro as Senior Councilman, City of New Orleans
  • Howard L. Dey as Fire Chief, City of New Orleans
  • Pete Herman as Himself
  • Ralph Dupas as Himself
  • Judge Walter B. Hamlin as Wayne Brandon

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