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Bad Boy Edmond,
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This review is from: 711 Ocean Drive (DVD)
I always preferred Edmond OBrien as the good guy(White Heat,The Killers,DOA,The Web,etc)but this is a great film noir crime classic..
Edmond is a worker for the phone company whos fed up with his small salary when hes told by a bookie hes got a million dollar know how and would be a great help to illegal gambling.Edmond joins a local bookie organization run by Barry Keely.Soon,Barry is killed by a member of the gang whos in to the mobster for a lot of money.
Needless to say,MR OBrien takes over and soon hits the top.
The local crime syndicate run by Otto Kruger(Murder,My Sweet,Cover Girl,)finds out about Edmonds great work and makes him a partner.
Edmond becomes an unfeeling hoodlum who will kill anybody who stands in his way.His only love is pretty Joanne Dru(Red River,Hell On Frisco Bay)
We are warned at the end of the film what happens when we make a(GASP)two dollar bet and the fate of bad boys like Edmond.
Great chase scene at the end of the film.
This film might be dated,but its still good..Dont Miss.