The Mob (Remember That Face)
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The Mob (Remember That Face)
A tough cop tries to beat gangsters by joining them in this tense film noir drama. Police detective Johnny Damico (Broderick Crawford) is convinced that his city's shipyards have fallen under the control of organized crime. Determined to get the inside story, Damico poses as Tim Flynn, a roughneck looking for work as a longshoreman and willing to knock people around if necessary. At first, Damico's tough-as-nails persona leads mob underlings Gunner (Neville Brand) and Joe Castro (Ernest Borgnine) to give him a lesson in diplomacy, but soon the big boys decide that Tim 's hot temper… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An expertly-plotted noir, less psychologically disturbing and more straight-up undercover crime drama, but it ratchets up the tension nicely and Crawford is having a hell of a time acting like the tough guy."
‑ Eric Melin, Scene-Stealers.com
"The brutality of both the criminals and the police is what gives the film its shock value and special feel."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"[Broderick] Crawford is at his best as the veteran lawman playing the tough-guy dockworker, engaging and compelling and, at times, quite funny."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Parallax View
"William Bowers' dialogue coulda been a contenduh, for sure ("You must be part of my hangover" or "I need to go underground, like gophers and communists"), especially coming from Crawford's unlovely mug."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
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