Force of Evil (1948)

 Run Time: 78 min. | b/w
Director: Abraham Polonsky
Stars: John Garfield, Beatrice Pearson, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor
 Genres: Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
The “numbers” racket is broken wide open when one of its hirelings (Garfield, in a stunning performance) refuses to play ball any longer.  A solid film noir, it’s become a cult item.  Screenwriter Polonsky’s directorial début.  (He would be blacklisted in 1951.)

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