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 DVD 1952 William Holden Crime Drama Film-Noir NR Black & White

Stars of The Turning Point: William Holden, Edmond O’Brien, Alexis Smith

Special prosecutor John Conroy hopes to combat organized crime in his city, and appoints his cop father Matt as chief investigator. John doesn’t understand why Matt is reluctant, but cynical reporter Jerry McKibbon thinks he knows: he’s seen Matt with mob lieutenant Harrigan. Jerry’s friendship for John is tested by the question of what to do about Matt, and by his attraction to John’s girl Amanda. Meanwhile, the threatened racketeers adopt increasingly violent means of defense.

The Turning Point amounts to a surprisingly good blend of a complexly constructed narrative. The personal, romantic, and political all combine here in what’s clearly an effort to tap into Kefauver anti-racketeering hearings of the time. Only here it’s Eddie O’Brien as legal eagle Conroy, aided by Holden as hawkshaw reporter McKibbon, both on the trail of racketeering kingpin Ed Begley as Eichelberger.

Note: This DVD includes optional subtitles in English.

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Product Information for The Turning Point

  • Director: William Dieterle
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Production Co.: Paramount
  • Run time: 85 minutes
  • Sound: Mono
  • Color: Black and White

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Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 0.5 in






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