New Orleans Uncensored

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

New Orleans Uncensored is a 1955 American film noir crime film directed by William Castle and starring Arthur Franz and Beverly Garland.[1][2]


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.

Longshoremen's union representative Jack Petty and his girlfriend Alma Mae are impressed by Dan when he flattens a drunk who has been annoying her. They help arrange a job for Dan 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 has 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 and Marie's help, he is able to assist the police in placing Saxon under arrest.



The New York Times called it an "undistinguished" film with a "standard, banal story".[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ New Orleans Uncensored at the American Film Institute Catalog
  2. ^ Castle, William (1976). Step right up! : ... I'm gonna scare the pants off America. Putnam. p. 126.
  3. ^ "Crime on the Docks". The New York Times. April 30, 1955. Retrieved December 4, 2020.

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