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The Enforcer (1951) was a Drama - Crime Film directed by Raoul Walsh and Bretaigne Windust and produced by Milton Sperling.

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The Enforcer (1951)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 2, 2018 From 4 Star Films

Not that this should deter you completely but The Enforcer isn’t a particularly?unique?crime film?by any stretch of the imagination. Still, we have Humphrey Bogart headlining?the police procedural not unlike a Call Northside 777 (1948), The Naked City (1948), or Panic in the Streets (1950). He... Read full article


The Enforcer (1951)

By Beatrice on Jun 30, 2013 From Flickers in Time

The Enforcer Directed by Bretaigne Windust (credited) and Raoul Walsh (uncredited) 1951/USA Warner Brothers presents A United States Picture First viewing This is a “B” movie with an “A” star – Humphrey Bogart. Bogart plays District Attorney Martin Ferguson. ?Fergus... Read full article


The Enforcer – 1951

By Bogart Fan on May 13, 2013 From The Bogie Film Blog

My Review —A Decent Thriller— Your Bogie?Fix: ?out of 5 Bogies! Director: ?Although Bretaigne Windust is credited, Raoul Walsh was brought in after only a few days of filming when Windust was taken to the hospital, seriously ill.? Windust would not return in time to finish the picture. ... Read full article


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Joseph Rico: [Giving Babe money] There's your first week's pay.
Babe Lazich: Thanks, Mr. Rico, Now I'm ready for the big stuff - maybe even a killing.
Joseph Rico: [grabbing Babe by the collar] Don't ever say that! A murder is a contract. A hit is the sucker that gets killed. Remember those words and use 'em. Then, even if the cops tap our phone, they don't know what you're talkin' about! Get that?
Babe Lazich: Yes, sir. Anything else?
Joseph Rico: Yes. Burn that tent you're wearin' and get yourself a suit!


Joseph Rico: [to Babe Lazich] A blimp like you ain't got a girlfriend, have you?
Babe Lazich: I've got a wife.
Joseph Rico: Well, if anything happens to you, we take care of her. If you get into a jam, we get you a lawyer. If you get in jail, you're on the payroll all the time you're in.


James Malloy: They made me kill my girl!


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After several days of filming, director Bretaigne Windust fell seriously ill and was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Humphrey Bogart asked his old friend, director Raoul Walsh, to come in and shoot the picture until Windust recovered. Unfortunately, Windust was more seriously ill than most realized, and his recovery took several months, during which Walsh finished the film. However, Walsh refused to take screen credit for it, saying that the picture was Windust's big break and he wasn't going to take it away from him.
Everett Sloane, who plays the kingpin of the underworld in this movie, provided the voice of do-gooder Dick Tracy in the 1961 cartoon shorts based loosely on the Chester Gould comic strip.
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