99 River Street
99 River Street (1953)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 11, 1953
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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Has any other cinematic genre offered as many buried treasures as film noir? Here's another unpolished gem to add to the stack.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Strong thriller, pitting a boxer hero against jewel thieves.

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

... 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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's an absorbing film that explores the life of a boxer.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
Back when drama and suspense made a movie and not sex and swearing like the American movies of today. Made in 1953 this movie stands out there as it is full of… More
Stella Dallas
a terrific overlooked noir, likely the best film of director phil karlson's career. john payne plays a washed up fighter who's constantly reliving… More
Stephen Earnest
"99 River Street" isn't anything to write home about (and please forgive me for using that phrase), but it more than passes the time, which… More