The Case Against Brooklyn

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The Case Against Brooklyn
The Case Against Brooklyn FilmPoster.jpeg
Original film poster
Directed by Paul Wendkos
Written by Ed Reid (original story)
Daniel B. Ullman (story)
Bernard Gordon (uncredited)
Julian Zimet
Starring Darren McGavin
Release date
June 1958
Running time
82 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Case Against Brooklyn is a 1958 film directed by Paul Wendkos. It stars Darren McGavin and Margaret Hayes.[1] 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.[2]


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.



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