The Case Against Brooklyn
|The Case Against Brooklyn|
Original film poster
|Directed by||Paul Wendkos|
|Written by||Ed Reid (original story)
Daniel B. Ullman (story)
Bernard Gordon (uncredited)
The Case Against Brooklyn is a 1958 film directed by Paul Wendkos. It stars Darren McGavin and Margaret Hayes. It was based on a True Magazine article I Broke the Brooklyn Graft Scandal by crime reporter Ed Reid. It featured depictions of American police corruption though no police officer in uniform is shown to be corrupt.
The film has the style of a documentary film and at first seems to be a police procedural. It actually has film noir elements, such as a love affair between a married rookie cop and the widow of a mobster.
Ex-Marine Pete Harris, formerly with Military Intelligence is taken out of his Police Academy due to his experience to work undercover to investigate police corruption.
- Darren McGavin as Pete Harris
- Margaret Hayes as Lil Polombo (née Alexander)
- Warren Stevens as Rudi Franklin
- Peggy McCay as Mrs. Jane Harris
- Tol Avery as Dist. Atty. Michael W. Norris
- Park, William (2011), "Appendix A:Within the Genre", What is Film Noir?, Bucknell University Press, ISBN 978-1-6114-8363-5
- Park (20011), p. 141
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