FORCE OF EVIL (Abraham Polonsky, 1948)

John Garfield dazzles as smart, tough, egotistical, charming Joe Morse, a mouthpiece for mobster Ben Tucker, who plans on taking over the numbers racket on July 4 by making “776,” which on that day is always voluminously bet on, a winner, thereby making it impossible for numbers banks to pay off what they owe. Morse […]