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Brute Force (1947) was a Film Noir - Drama Film directed by Jules Dassin and produced by Mark Hellinger and Jules Buck.

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The Men of Brute Force (1947)

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 27, 2013 From Shadows and Satin

Brute Force (1947) takes place in a men?s penetentiary and focuses on a group of cellmates who plan and execute a prison break, driven primarily by their desire to escape the torturous treatment of a sadistic guard. ?The cellmates, who are continuously tormented and dehumanized, find solace only in ... Read full article


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Muggsy: [Looking up at the prison drawbridge] I was once married to a dame like that.
Hodges: What are you talkin' about?
Muggsy: Wonderful structure. But up in the air most of the time.


Gallagher: Those gates only open three times. When you come in, when you've served your time, or when you're dead!


Spencer: You know, I was just thinking. An insurance company could go flat broke in this prison.


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When Munsey is beating the reporter for information on the escape, he plays the overture to Wagner's "Tannheuser". Perhaps a reference to Hitler's love of Wagner.
Former Warner Bros. producer Mark Hellinger, who had started his own independent production unit at Universal-International, wanted Wayne Morris to star in his first picture, The Killers. Warners wouldn't loan Morris out, so Hellinger cast Burt Lancaster, who had made his motion picture debut in "The Killers".
Film debut of Howard Duff.
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