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Brute Force
Directed by:
Jules Dassin

Starring Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford, Yvonne De Carlo, Ann Blyth and Ella Raines, "Brute Force" (also known as "Zelle R 17", "Forza bruta") is a Thriller/Film-noir/Drama film directed by Jules Dassin, released on June 30 of 1947 in the USA.

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Who directed "Brute Force":

Brute Force was directed by Jules Dassin, an American director, writer, producer, and actor.

Before directing Brute Force, Jules Dassin had directed A Letter for Evie, released in 1946, Two Smart People (1946), The Canterville Ghost (1944), Reunion in France (1942), The Affairs of Martha (1942), and Nazi Agent (1942). Since, he directed The Naked City, released in 1948, The Law (1959), Pote tin Kyriaki (1960), Phaedra (1962), Topkapi (1964), and 10:30 P.M. Summer (1966).

What was the release date of "Brute Force":

Brute Force was initally released in the United States on Monday, June 30, 1947.. This was seventy-two (72) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, September 22, 1948 in France; Friday, October 27, 1950 in Germany and on Tuesday, November 05, 1957 in Japan.

What is the casting of "Brute Force":

At the casting of Brute Force we find Burt Lancaster, previously seen in The Killers (1946); Hume Cronyn (The Beginning or the End (1947), The Secret Heart (1946)); Charles Bickford (The Farmer's Daughter (1947), Duel in the Sun (1946)) [ more... ]

  • Vince Barnett and Burt Lancaster, Jeff Corey can all be seen in The Killers, released in 1946.
  • Richard Gaines and Jeff Corey, Jack Overman can be seen in Unconquered, released in 1947.

What is the Storyline of "Brute Force":


The film opens on a dark, rainy morning at Westgate Prison. Prisoners crammed into a small cell watch through the window as Joe Collins (Burt Lancaster) leaves his term in solitary confinement. Joe is angry and talks about escape. The beleaguered warden is under pressure to improve discipline. His chief of security, Capt. Munsey (Hume Cronyn), is a sadist who manipulates prisoners to inform on one another and create trouble so he can inflict punishment. The often drunk prison doctor (Art Smith) [...]

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