Turning Point 1952 William Holden Crime Drama


Jerry McKibbon is a tough, no nonsense reporter, mentoring special prosecutor John Conroy in routing out corrupt officials in the city, which may even include Conroy’s own police detective father as a suspect.


The Turning Point 1952 William Holden Crime Drama Film-Noir

Stars: William Holden, Edmond O’Brien, Alexis Smith

The Turning Point Story Line. Special prosecutor John Conroy, hoping to combat organized crime,  appoints his father Matt (a cop) as the chief investigator. Matt is reluctant and John doesn’t understand why. Cynical reporter Jerry McKibbon thinks he knows the reason. The reporter has seen Matt with mob lieutenant Harrigan. Jerry’s friendship with John is tested by the question of what to do about Matt, and by his attraction to John’s girlfriend. Meanwhile, the threatened racketeers adopt increasingly violent means of defense.

Edmond O’Brien plays an idealistic lawyer heading a disturbing investigation that leads to his own family. William Holden plays the  investigative reporter and childhood pal of O’Brien’s. He is a born cynic on screen if there ever was one. He gets to the center of the corruption plague while attracting the attentions of O’Brien’s girlfriend and secretary.

The Turning Point amounts to a surprisingly good blend of a complexly constructed narrative. Personal, romantic, and political elements combine in an effort to tap into the anti-racketeering hearings of the time.

Product Information

  • Director: William Dieterle
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English (optional)
  • Production Co.: Paramount
  • Run time: 85 minutes
  • Sound: Mono
  • Color: Black and White
  • Region: 1 (USA, Canada), NTSC

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In addition to The Turning Point, you may enjoy Union Station (1950), another William Holden crime-drama.

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Additional information

Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 0.5 in




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