Alan Mitchell returns to New York to work for his father Walter, the owner of a fashion house that designs and manufactures dresses. To stay non-union, Walter has hired Artie Ravidge, a hood who uses strong-arm tactics to keep the employees in line.
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Strange movie mostly shot by Robert Aldrich but, after Aldrich was fired, Vincent Sherman was called to shoot a few more scenes. Some sets are very cheap like Lee J. Cobb's apartment with (bad) drawings of NYC behind the windows. The murders are filmed by Aldrich no doubt about that. Good Gia Scala prestation. Already forgotten though.
Cast is great, and Sherman's direction is occasionally inspired, especially in the promising opening scenes. But the film is ultimately a bit too didactic, the characters too monochrome, and the dramatic turn too predictable. For a noirish take on unions and the mob, I much prefer Arnold Laven's *Slaughter on Tenth Avenue* from the same year.