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The Turning Point
Directed by:
William Dieterle

Released on November 15 of 1952 in the USA, "The Turning Point" (also known as "Furore sulla città", "Wendepunkt, Der", "This Is Dynamite!") is a Crime/Film-noir/Drama film directed by William Dieterle . William Holden and Edmond O'Brien are starring, alongside Alexis Smith, Tom Tully, Ed Begley and Danny Dayton.

Who directed "The Turning Point":

The Turning Point was directed by William Dieterle, a German director, actor, producer, and writer.

Before The Turning Point, William Dieterle had directed Boots Malone, released in 1952, Red Mountain (1951), Peking Express (1951), Dark City (1950), September Affair (1950), and The Accused (1949). Since, he directed Salome, released in 1953, Elephant Walk (1954), Omar Khayyam (1957).

When was "The Turning Point" released:

The Turning Point was first released on Saturday, November 15, 1952, in the United States. Also released on this day was Hangman's Knot (dir. Roy Huggins). This was sixty-six (66) years ago.

It has been released on Monday, December 01, 1952 in the United Kingdom; Friday, October 02, 1953 in France; Friday, November 21, 1952 in Australia and on Tuesday, July 12, 1955 in Japan.

What is the casting of "The Turning Point":

At the casting of The Turning Point we find William Holden, previously seen in Boots Malone (1952) and Submarine Command (1951); Edmond O'Brien (Denver and Rio Grande (1952), The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)); Alexis Smith (Here Comes the Groom (1951), Any Number Can Play (1949)) [ more... ]

  • Ted de Corsia and Ed Begley, Ray Teal can be seen in It Happens Every Spring, released in 1949.
  • Tom Tully, Ray Teal and Howard Freeman also appeared in Secret Command, released in 1944.
  • Edmond O'Brien and Ed Begley also appeared together in Backfire, released in 1950.

What is the Storyline of "The Turning Point":

John Conroy, a crusading district attorney, is tasked to crack down on a crime syndicate, which proves more dangerous because the mob has many city officials under their control. He's assisted by a newspaper man, Jerry McKibbon, who doesn't think Conroy is tough enough to handle this almost impossible assignment. McKibbon finds his efforts are also compromised by political corruption.

McKibbon is eventually shot down by an out-of-town assassin who was hired to kill him at a boxing match.

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