99 River Street
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99 River Street
Ernie Driscoll (John Payne) is an ex-fighter who came within seconds of winning the world championship. He's now forced to eke out a living driving a cab. A basically decent guy, he has lots of people who care about him, including Linda James (Evelyn Keyes), a slightly ditsy actress friend -- but Ernie also has a short fuse, especially where his wife Pauline (Peggie Castle) is concerned. His rage boils over when he spots her kissing another man, but her unfaithfulness turns out to be the least of his worries. The man she's seeing, Vic Rawlins (Brad Dexter), is a career criminal with… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"... arguably Karlson's greatest film and certainly his most beautifully brutal... a film driven by the fury of a man who is tired of being life's punching bag."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Parallax View
"It's an absorbing film that explores the life of a boxer."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Phil Karlson directed series of very tough, violent film noirs, but few of them are as tough and violent as the superb 99 River Street."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Strong thriller, pitting a boxer hero against jewel thieves."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
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