The Captive City

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Released 1952

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Director:
Robert Wise
Released:
1952
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The Captive City is a crime drama about a small town newspaper editor who has an unfortunate run in with the mafia. Racing down the highway are Jim Austin (John Forsythe) and his wife Marge (Joan Camden), fleeing a hot pursuit from members of the mob. Desperate and on edge, Austin pulls over to a roadside gas station, and, finding a tape recorder there, opts to tell the story of how this predicament came to be. Working as editor for a newspaper he owns with old friend Don Carey (Harold J. Kennedy) in a small, quaint town, Austin receives shocking news from private investigator Clyde Nelson (Hal K. Dawson) that an organized crime racket is involved in various dealings in the city, including an extensive gambling ring. The paper initiates an investigation to confirm Nelson's claim, but when the whistle blowing P.I. turns up dead, the level of danger for Austin and Carey is turned up a notch, and suddenly the chase is in full effect. Robert Wise directs this film debut for Forsythe that is based on the true story of events revealed by the Senate Crime Investigation Committee.

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Classics, Crime, Film Noir