The Captive City
The Captive City (1952)

One of several early-1950s films to capitalize on the Kefauver Committee's investigation of organized crime, The Captive City stars John Forsythe as crusading editor Jim Austin. While Austin prepares his testimony before the Committee,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 26, 1952
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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

... a tough yet austere little crime story carved out of a small budget.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Cutting Citizen Kane and The Magnificent Ambersons definitely did Wise a few favors.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

One of the first crime films to use the Kefauver crime hearings as part of its expose story.

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Randy Tippy
John Forsythe is an honest, small town newspaper editor who tugs at a tiny thread and unravels an entire crime syndicate. An obscure but worthy little film… More