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The Turning Point (1952)

From October 11, 2019 <m>(Friday)
To October 12, 2019 <m>(Saturday)
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 (US)
Phone: 301.495.6700

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Special Features: Introduction by Foster Hirsch on Oct 12

In the early 1950s, America's obsession with organized crime was whetted by televised Congressional hearings, and Hollywood cashed in with a slew of "exposé" films. Paramount took the high road with this star-studded thriller about crusading attorney John Conroy (Edmond O'Brien), who returns to his hometown to root out corruption. Will his childhood pal Jerry McKibbon (William Holden), now a cynical reporter, be an ally or an adversary? And why does Conroy's father (Ed Begley), a veteran cop, not want to spearhead a criminal investigation? This film is a rarity returned to circulation that, sadly, is timely once again - with a knockout finish that takes audiences completely by surprise. (Note courtesy of Noir City.) DIR William Dieterle; SCR Warren Duff, from a story by Horace McCoy; PROD Irving Asher. U.S., 1952, b&w, 85 min. NOT RATED

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