Crime in the Streets
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Crime in the Streets
Frankie Dane (John Cassavetes) is the leader of the hornets, a local street gang that has had its share of rumbles and other trouble with the police. When one of his members is fingered to the police by a neighbor (Malcolm Atterbury) for having a gun, Frankie vows revenge, and when the same man humiliates him in public, he decides it's got to be murder. But only two members of the Hornets, mentally unstable Lou Macklin (Mark Rydell) and would-be full-fledged member "Baby" (Sal Mineo), are willing to go along, and even one of them is shaky -- the rest of the gang draws a line at… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film is built around long takes of tightly composed performances, culminating in a bravura four-minute shot with entrances and exits brilliantly orchestrated by the commanding presence of Cassavetes."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"A lively and intense melodrama about a youth gang hanging out in the mean city streets."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Siegel manages to keep the action wound pretty tight, though he doesn't seem to sympathize much with Rose's bleeding-heart liberalism."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Depends heavily on Cassavetes' intensity and Siegel's brutality to make it work."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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