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Force of Evil (1948) was a Film Noir - Crime Film directed by Abraham Polonsky and produced by Bob Roberts.

Force of Evil was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1994.

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Force of Evil (1948)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 3, 2015 From 4 Star Films

“This is Wall Street… and today was important because tomorrow – July Fourth – I intended to make my first million dollars. An exciting day in any man’s life. Temporarily, the enterprise was slightly illegal. You see I was the lawyer for the numbers racket” ?~ Joe... Read full article


Force of Evil (1948)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 3, 2015 From 4 Star Films

“This is Wall Street… and today was important because tomorrow – July Fourth – I intended to make my first million dollars. An exciting day in any man’s life. Temporarily, the enterprise was slightly illegal. You see I was the lawyer for the numbers racket” ?~ Joe... Read full article


Force of Evil (1948)

By Beatrice on Jun 21, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Force of Evil Directed by Abraham Polonsky 1948/USA Enterprise Productions/Roberts Pictures, Inc. First viewing #204 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die This dynamite noir was the only film directed by screenwriter Abraham Polonsky before he was blacklisted by the Hollywood studios when he ... Read full article


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Edna Tucker: A man could spend the rest of his life trying to remember what he shouldn't have said.


[opening lines - voice over]
Joe Morse: This is Wall Street... and today was important because tomorrow - July Fourth - I intended to make my first million dollars. An exciting day in any man's life. Temporarily, the enterprise was slightly illegal. You see I was the lawyer for the numbers racket.


Edna Tucker: You're wide open, Joe. I can see into you without looking.
Joe Morse: Don't bother; besides it's not nice to do.
Edna Tucker: More interesting than when you have a rock for a husband like mine. He's a stone, that man. Whole world are rocks and stones to him.
Joe Morse: Why tell me? Tell him.
Edna Tucker: Never tell him anything. Makes me feel unnecessary.
Joe Morse: If I make you feel NECESSARY then I'm making a mistake.


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Facts about

This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1994.
In order to show cinematographer George Barnes how he wanted the film to look, Abraham Polonsky gave him a book of Edward Hopper's Third Avenue paintings.
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Force of Evil

Released 1948
Inducted 1994
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