The Turning Point 1952 William Holden Crime Drama Film-Noir Black & White
Starring: William Holden, Edmond O’Brien, Alexis Smith
The Turning Point Story Line. Special prosecutor John Conroy hopes to combat organized crime in his city. He appoints his father Matt, a cop, as the chief investigator. Matt is reluctant and John doesn’t understand why but 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 who heads a disturbing investigation that leads him 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.
Note: This DVD includes optional subtitles in English.
- Director: William Dieterle
- Country: USA
- Language: English
- Production Co.: Paramount
- Run time: 85 minutes
- Sound: Mono
- Color: Black and White
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This movie arrives on a professional grade DVD-R disc placed in a slim jewel case. The cover art is exactly as shown in the image.
You may also enjoy Union Station (1950), another William Holden crime-drama.
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