99 River Street
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99 River Street
99 River Street gets under way when Pauline (Peggie Castle), the unfaithful wife of boxer-turned-cabdriver Ernie Driscoll (John Payne), runs off with her latest paramour, jewel thief Victor Rawlins (Brad Dexter). When Rawlins tires of Pauline, he murders her and dumps the body in Driscoll's taxi. Naturally, Ernie is held responsible for the killing, but would-be actress Linda James (Evelyn Keyes) believes in his innocence. The slam-bang finale is a typically brutal setpiece from "auteur" director Phil Karlson. 99 River Street is the sort of dark, seamy, melodrama that inspires… 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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