The Turning Point (1952 film)
|The Turning Point|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||William Dieterle|
|Produced by||Irving Asher|
|Written by||Warren Duff
Horace McCoy (story)
|Edited by||George Tomasini|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
The Turning Point is a 1952 film noir based on Horace McCoy's novel Storm in the City, starring William Holden and Edmond O'Brien. It was inspired by the Kefauver Committee's hearings dealing with organized crime. Actress Carolyn Jones made her motion picture debut in the film.
John Conroy, a crusading district attorney, is tasked to crack down on a crime syndicate, which proves more dangerous because the mob has many city officials under their control. He is assisted by a newspaper man, Jerry McKibbon, who does not think Conroy is tough enough to handle this almost impossible assignment. McKibbon finds his efforts are also compromised by political corruption. McKibbon is eventually shot down by an out-of-town assassin who was hired to kill him at a boxing match.
Several locations of historical interest in Downtown Los Angeles can be seen in this film. The original Angel's Flight funicular railway is part of one scene. The Hotel Belmont can also be seen. Neither of these landmarks remain. Other buildings that can be seen are the San Fernando Building in the Bank District and a Metropolitan Water District building at 3rd and Broadway.
|William Holden||Jerry McKibbon|
|Edmond O'Brien||John Conroy|
|Alexis Smith||Amanda Waycross|
|Tom Tully||Matt Conroy|
|Ed Begley||Neil Eichelberger|
|Danny Dayton||Roy Ackerman|
|Adele Longmire||Carmelina LaRue|
|Ray Teal||Clint, Police Captain|
|Ted de Corsia||Harrigan|
|Don Porter||Joe Silbray|
- The Turning Point at the Internet Movie Database
- The Turning Point at the American Film Institute Catalog
- The Turning Point at AllMovie
- The Turning Point at the TCM Movie Database
- Spicer, Andrew (2010). Historical Dictionary of Film Noir. Scarecrow Press. p. 48. ISBN 978-0-8108-7378-0.
- "Carolyn Jones Is Dead at 50; A TV Actress". The New York Times. United Press International. August 4, 1983.
- Kirby, Walter (May 10, 1953). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 50. Retrieved June 27, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
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