Force of Evil

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  • TV-PG
  • Genre(s): Drama Crime
  • Release year: 1949
  • Running time: 79 min
Force of Evil is a 1948 American film noir directed by Abraham Polonsky who had already achieved a name for himself as a scriptwriter, most notably for the gritty boxing film Body and Soul (1947). Like Body and Soul, the film starred John Garfield. read more

Force of Evil is a 1948 American film noir directed by Abraham Polonsky who had already achieved a name for himself as a scriptwriter, most notably for the gritty boxing film Body and Soul (1947). Like Body and Soul, the film starred John Garfield. The film was adapted by Abraham Polonsky and Ira Wolfert from Wolfert's novel Tucker's People. The film marked the first on screen acting role of Beau Bridges. In 1994, Force of Evil was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Original Release

05/13/1949

Cast

John Garfield Joe Morse
Thomas Gomez Leo Morse
Marie Windsor Edna Tucker
Howland Chamberlain Freddie Bauer
Roy Roberts Ben Tucker
Paul Fix Bill Ficco
Barry Kelley Detective Egan / Det. Egan
Paul McVey Hobe Wheelock
Beatrice Pearson Doris Lowry
Arthur O'Connell Link Hall
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Abraham Polonsky

Writers

Abraham Polonsky, Ira Wolfert

Cast

John Garfield Joe Morse
Thomas Gomez Leo Morse
Marie Windsor Edna Tucker
Howland Chamberlain Freddie Bauer
Roy Roberts Ben Tucker
Paul Fix Bill Ficco
Barry Kelley Detective Egan / Det. Egan
Paul McVey Hobe Wheelock
Beatrice Pearson Doris Lowry
Arthur O'Connell Link Hall
Stanley Prager Wally
Georgia Backus Sylvia Morse
Jack Overman Juice
Sid Tomack Two & Two Taylor
Murray Alper Comptroller
Jessie Arnold Sorter
Sam Ash Citizen
Margaret Bert Sorter
Larry J. Blake Detective
Mildred Boyd Mother

Producers

Bob Roberts Producer

Editors

Art Seid

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