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Illegal (1955) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Lewis Allen and produced by Frank P. Rosenberg.

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ILLEGAL (1955)

By Terry on May 16, 2019 From Stardust and Shadows

Hollywood in the fifties was going through a transition. The moguls were losing control of the medium. Actors were becoming independent. Audiences were evolving.? Sure, scandals? still happened that were hushed up.? The argument, the? evidence, the testimony and the final sound of the gavel hitting ... Read full article


Illegal (1932)

By John Grant on Nov 25, 2017 From Noirish

UK / 71 minutes / bw / Warner Bros. First National Dir: William McGann Pr & Story: Irving Asher Scr: Roland Pertwee Cine: Willard Van Enger Cast: Isobel Elsom, Ivor Barnard, D.E. Clarke-Smith (i.e., D.A. Clarke-Smith), Margot Grahame, Moira Lynd, Edgar Norfolk, Wally Patch, Margaret Damer, Joy C... Read full article


Illegal (1955)

By Beatrice on Mar 15, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Illegal Directed by Lewis Allen Written by W.R. Burnett and James R. Webb from a story by Frank J. Collins 1955/USA Warner Bros. First viewing/My DVD collection Frank Garland: I’m the house, Victor. I never gamble! This film gives us another solid performance from Edward G. Robinson and the... Read full article


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Quotes from

Victor Scott: As for me, I'd rather see a hundred guilty men go free than convict another innocent man.


Victor Scott: Well, every time you go into a courtroom, it's a gamble.
Frank Garland: I'm the house, Victor. I never gamble!


Allen Parker: Then it's all settled? They won't prosecute me?
Victor Scott: No.
Allen Parker: You're not going to keep all of my $10,000?
Victor Scott: Your $10,000? You stole it; I earned it!
Allen Parker: But that's all I got. You wouldn't take everything I have, would you?
Victor Scott: You can get out of town and keep going before you lose more than money.


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Facts about

Film debut of Jayne Mansfield.
The main character is very loosely based on Bill "The Great Mouthpiece" Fallon, one of the great criminal defense attorneys of the 1920s, who successfully defended gambler Arnold Rothstein in the "Black Sox" Fix of the 1919 World Series.
Frank Garland's impressive collection of Impressionist art actually was loaned to the film by collector Edward G. Robinson. Included are works by Gaugin, Degas, Duran, and Robinson's wife, Gladys Lloyd.
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