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Madigan (13-Mar-1968)

Director: Don Siegel

Writers: Howard Rodman (as "Henri Simoun"); Abraham Polonsky

From novel: The Commissioner by Richard Dougherty

Music: Don Costa

Producer: Frank P. Rosenberg

Keywords: Crime

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Conrad Bain
4-Feb-1923 16-Jan-2013 Phillip Drummond on Diff'rent Strokes
Henry Beckman
26-Nov-1921 17-Jun-2008 Capt. Clancey on Here Come the Brides
Susan Clark
8-Mar-1940   Katherine Papadapolis on Webster
Michael Dunn
20-Oct-1934 30-Aug-1973 Dr. Miguelito Loveless
Henry Fonda
16-May-1905 12-Aug-1982 12 Angry Men
Bert Freed
3-Nov-1919 2-Aug-1994 Rufe Ryker on Shane
Lloyd Gough
21-Sep-1907 23-Jul-1984 Blacklisted character actor
Virginia Gregg
6-Mar-1916 15-Sep-1986 Radio actress
Harry Guardino
23-Dec-1925 17-Jul-1995 Houseboat
Lloyd Haynes
19-Sep-1934 1-Jan-1987 Pete Dixon on Room 222
Sheree North
17-Jan-1933 4-Nov-2005 How to Be Very, Very Popular
Raymond St. Jacques
1-Mar-1930 27-Aug-1990 Cotton Comes to Harlem
Inger Stevens
18-Oct-1934 30-Apr-1970 The Farmer's Daughter
Warren Stevens
2-Nov-1919 27-Mar-2012 Forbidden Planet
Don Stroud
1-Sep-1943   Capt. Pat Chambers on Mike Hammer
James Whitmore
1-Oct-1921 6-Feb-2009 Give 'em Hell, Harry!
Richard Widmark
26-Dec-1914 24-Mar-2008 Kiss of Death


Richard Widmark   ...   Det. Daniel Madigan
Henry Fonda   ...   Commissioner Anthony X. Russell
Inger Stevens   ...   Julia Madigan
Harry Guardino   ...   Det. Rocco Bonaro
James Whitmore   ...   Chief Insp. Charles Kane
Susan Clark   ...   Tricia Bentley
Michael Dunn   ...   Midget Castiglione
Steve Ihnat   ...   Barney Benesch
Don Stroud   ...   Hughie
Sheree North   ...   Jonesy
Warren Stevens   ...   Ben Williams
Raymond St. Jacques   ...   Dr. Taylor
Bert Freed   ...   Chief of Detectives Hap Lynch
Harry Bellaver   ...   Mickey Dunn
Frank Marth   ...   Lt. James Price
Lloyd Gough   ...   Asst. Chief Insp. Earl Griffen
Virginia Gregg   ...   Esther Newman
Henry Beckman   ...   Ptl. Philip Downes
Woodrow Parfrey   ...   Marvin
Dallas Mitchell   ...   Det. Tom Gavin
Lloyd Haynes   ...   Ptl. Sam Woodley
Ray Montgomery   ...   Det. O'Mara
Seth Allen   ...   Subway Dispatcher
Kay Turner   ...   Stella
Notable uncredited roles
Conrad Bain   ...   Hotel clerk


Review by anonymous (posted on 3-May-2006)

Richard Widmark as Detective Madigan along with his partner Rocco Bonaro played by Harry Guardino play great portrayals of New York City Detectives in the late 1960's. Anyone who grew up around New York in this era will enjoy watching this fast talking, fast paced drama with an excellent cast including none other than Henry Fonda as the Police Commissioner. The movie is well directed with great acting and for people who like real life crime drama. The characters have flaws that are believable. The only part I had trouble swallowing is that anyone who was married to Inger Stevens would need a break from her. But the script and story holds up and even though today people might cringe at the treatment of women in this movie it tells it like it is. It is a shame that Mr. Widmark has retired. Watching this move again last month I had forgotten the excellent quality of Madigan and it was as fresh as ever since my first viewing over 25 years ago. David Schneider Hong Kong

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