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14 Ratings

Alias Nick Beal

Directed by John Farrow
United States, 1949
Drama, Thriller, Film noir


Righteous district attorney Joseph Foster’s main goal in life is to rid his city of the gangsters infesting it. In order to be even more efficient in his war against crime he plans to run for governor. One day he meets a strange, shadowy man, Nick Beal, who offers to help him to achieve his end.

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Alias Nick Beal Directed by John Farrow

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  • Daniel S.'s rating of the film Alias Nick Beal

    **1/2. Curious Film Noir written by Jonathan Latimer and directed by John Farrow. Thomas Mitchell, like the legendary Faust, unknowingly signs a pact with Ray -the Devil- Milland in order to become Governor. Ray Milland likes foggy streets, doesn't like to be touched and appears when not expected. There's a fundamental issue here: is it possible to be a politician promising no compromise of principles? A curiosity,

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