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Black Hand (11-Mar-1950)

Director: Richard Thorpe

Writers: Luther Davis; Leo Townsend

Musical Score: Alberto Colombo

Producer: William H. Wright

Keywords: Crime, Film Noir

The son of an Italian immigrant killed for opposing the Black Hand, a crime organization, swears a vendetta against the group. Exciting script and good performances in this programmer notable for the presence of Gene Kelly, who requested the role. Sole film appearance of stage actress Eleonora Mendelssohn.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bert Freed
Actor
3-Nov-1919 2-Aug-1994 Rufe Ryker on Shane
Gene Kelly
Actor
23-Aug-1912 2-Feb-1996 Singin' in the Rain
Marc Lawrence
Actor
17-Feb-1910 28-Nov-2005 Prolific character actor
J. Carrol Naish
Actor
21-Jan-1896 24-Jan-1973 Sahara
Frank Puglia
Actor
9-Mar-1892 25-Oct-1975 20 Million Miles to Earth

CAST

Starring
Gene Kelly   ...   Johnny Columbo
with
J. Carrol Naish   ...   Louis Lorelli
Teresa Celli   ...   Isabella Gomboli
Marc Lawrence   ...   Caesar Xavier Serpi
Barry Kelley   ...   Capt. Thompson
Frank Puglia   ...   Carlo Sabballera
Mario Siletti   ...   Benny Danetta
Carl Milletaire   ...   George Allani
Peter Brocco   ...   Roberto Columbo
Eleonora Mendelssohn   ...   Maria Columbo
Grazia Narciso   ...   Mrs. Danetta
Maurice Samuels   ...   Moriani
Burk Symon   ...   Judge
Bert Freed   ...   Prosecutor
Mimi Aguglia   ...   Mrs. Sabballera
Baldo Minuti   ...   Bettini
Carlo Tricoli   ...   Pietro Riago
Marc Krah   ...   Lombardi
Jimmy Lagano   ...   Rudi Gomboli
Phyllis Morris   ...   Mary the Shamrock

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