The Enforcer

1951

Action / Crime / Film-Noir / Thriller

11
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 89%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 71%
IMDb Rating 0 10 0

Keywords:   black and white, noir, criminal mastermind, criminal gang, crime witness

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June 05, 2019 at 11:17 PM

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Humphrey Bogart as Dist. Atty. Martin Ferguson
Zero Mostel as Big Babe Lazick
Roy Roberts as Capt. Frank Nelson
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719.24 MB
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
1 hr 27 min
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1.36 GB
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English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 27 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MartinHafer 8 / 10

Humphrey Bogart and Film Noir....what more could you want?!

In 1949, Humphrey Bogart starred as a prosecutor in KNOCK ON ANY DOOR. The movie, in my opinion, was pretty lousy, as Bogart was amazingly "touchy-feely" and the film complained about how society is to blame for young hoodlums. However, with THE ENFORCER, once again Bogey was a prosecutor but with a much harder and clearly Film Noir edge. Instead of crusading to understand why young punks kill, this prosecutor was concerned with unraveling an organized crime racket whose income came through contract killings--talk about a change!

The film begins with the only witness against the head of this organized crime ring practically crawling out of his skin because he's so worried about being killed before he can testify in court. Through an accident, he does die and the case against "Mr. Big" seems dead. So, Bogey and his assistant review the case from the beginning and then all the things leading up to the current prosecution are shown step-by-step. It's a nice way to see how the process works and it manages to be tense and entertaining throughout. Because of the great camera work, snappy dialog and gritty no-holds-barred approach, this is clearly a Noir film.

The only negative about the film, and it's a tiny one, is that while Bogart's character is the prosecutor, he sure acts like a police detective! No sane prosecutor is going to take such risks and go on cases to investigate, as that clearly was the job of the cops. Still, if you ignore this small detail, it makes for a very dandy and satisfying film. Oddly, while an excellent movie, it is probably among the actors least famous and recognized films.

Finally, get a load of Everett Sloane in the film. This unassuming character actor sure plays against type in this movie--and it was surprising to see him in the role of Mr. Mendoza.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 7 / 10

Tough as nails

THE ENFORCER is a classic slice of film noir starring the one and only Humphrey Bogart who brings a burning intensity to the role of a crusading district attorney determined to bring down one of the city's biggest crime bosses. It's a tough and gritty production from the outset, no nonsense throughout, with a particularly effective and nihilistic first half which shows the odds stacked against the good guys. A fine supporting cast and expert direction adds immeasurably to what is one of the genre's toughest productions.

Reviewed by HarryLags 8 / 10

Good crime thriller from the 50's

This obviously is not one of Bogart's most famous films, it should be cause it is an entertaining film noir that holds your interest from start to finish. They don't make 'em like this anymore. The plot involves Bogart as a D.A., whose star witness in bringing the head of a murder racket to justice dies before the trial.

In a lengthy flashback, Bogart retraces the case from the beginning, looking for some bit of testimony that might help him nail the killer before he gets set free.

Bogart is good as his usual tough-guy self, and is trying to prosecute the boss man of a Murder Incorporated type of crime organization but keeps running into road blocks with people getting killed. Bogie plays it well although Bogie could play Mary Poppins and make it look good.

At the end Bogie does what Bogie does well. This is a great movie. If you are a Bogart fan, this is a must have.

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