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* YourCheatingHeart: Joe is having an affair with Edna, Tucker's wife. Surprisingly, nothing ever comes of it.


--> '''Bauer''': I don't want to have anything to do with gangsters.\\
'''Gangster''': What do you mean, "gangsters"? It's ''business''.

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--> '''Bauer''': -->'''Bauer:''' I don't want to have anything to do with gangsters.\\
'''Gangster''': '''Gangster:''' What do you mean, "gangsters"? It's ''business''.



* YourCheatingHeart: Joe is having an affair with Edna, Tucker's wife. Surprisingly, nothing ever comes of it.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Joe is having an affair with Edna, Tucker's wife. Surprisingly, nothing ever comes of it.it.
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''Force of Evil'' is a 1948 film directed by Abraham Polonsky, starring John Garfield.

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''Force of Evil'' is a 1948 film directed by Abraham Polonsky, starring John Garfield.
Creator/JohnGarfield.


''Force of Evil'' is a 1948 film directed by Abraham Polonsky, starring Creator/JohnGarfield.

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''Force of Evil'' is a 1948 film directed by Abraham Polonsky, starring Creator/JohnGarfield.
John Garfield.


An uncredited 6-year-old Creator/BeauBridges plays Tucker the mob boss's son Frankie.



* TheGhost: Hall, the crusading prosecutor looking to take down the rackets, is never seen.



* TheReveal: Early in the movie a sexy babe (played by Marie Windsor) is shown lounging around Joe's bed in lingerie. Halfway through the movie it's revealed that she's Tucker's wife.
* YourCheatingHeart: Joe is having an affair with Edna, Tucker's wife.

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* TheReveal: Early in the movie a sexy babe (played by Marie Windsor) is shown lounging around Joe's bed in lingerie. Halfway through the movie it's revealed that she's Tucker's wife.
* YourCheatingHeart: Joe is having an affair with Edna, Tucker's wife. Surprisingly, nothing ever comes of it.


* CapitalismIsBad: The basic message of the film, with its more corporatized take on gangsters and crime activity. The "numbers racket" is described in terms similar to the stock market, and its analogized to gambling. The various numbers rackets are called "banks". People turn to crime to chase the American Dream, and for the sake of money family, brotherhood, and other bonds are cast on the wayside.

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* CapitalismIsBad: The basic message of the film, with its more corporatized take on gangsters and crime activity. The "numbers racket" is described in terms similar to the stock market, and its analogized to gambling. The various numbers rackets are called "banks". Joe's office is on Wall Street, right next to the New York Stock Exchange. People turn to crime to chase the American Dream, and for the sake of money family, brotherhood, and other bonds are cast on the wayside.


-> "I didn't have enough strength to resist corruption, but I was strong enough to fight for a piece of it."

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-> "I didn't have enough strength to resist corruption, but I was strong enough to fight for a piece of it."

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-> "I didn't have enough strength to resist corruption, but I was strong enough to fight for a piece of it."

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* {{Chiaroscuro}}: The lighting gets more dark and shadowy as the mood of the film grows darker.

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* FaceFramedInShadow: Joe, when he enters his apartment at night when all the lights are out, only to find one beam of light coming out of a cracked-open doorway. It's a cop, searching his office.


* CapitalismIsBad: The basic message of the film, with its more corporatized take on gangsters and crime activity. The "numbers racket" is described in terms similar to the stock market, and its analogized to gambling. People turn to crime to chase the American Dream, and for the sake of money family, brotherhood, and other bonds are cast on the wayside.

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* CapitalismIsBad: The basic message of the film, with its more corporatized take on gangsters and crime activity. The "numbers racket" is described in terms similar to the stock market, and its analogized to gambling. The various numbers rackets are called "banks". People turn to crime to chase the American Dream, and for the sake of money family, brotherhood, and other bonds are cast on the wayside.


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* TheMole: Bauer starts informing to the cops after Tucker's goons won't let him quit.


* TheConsigliere: Joe has become this for Tucker the mob boss. One of his partners warns him about how this is a bad idea which could get Joe into a lot of trouble.

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* TheConsigliere: Joe has become this for Tucker the mob boss. One of his partners His partner Hobe warns him about how this is a bad idea which could get Joe into a lot of trouble.


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* OhCrap: Joe when the click on the phone reveals that his phone is in fact tapped.


* ResignationsNotAccepted: Bauer, Leo's accountant, is told this in no uncertain terms when he attempts to quit after Tucker takes over Leo's racket.

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* ResignationsNotAccepted: Bauer, Leo's accountant, is told this in no uncertain terms when he attempts to quit after Tucker takes over Leo's racket.racket.
* TheReveal: Early in the movie a sexy babe (played by Marie Windsor) is shown lounging around Joe's bed in lingerie. Halfway through the movie it's revealed that she's Tucker's wife.
* YourCheatingHeart: Joe is having an affair with Edna, Tucker's wife.

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--> '''Bauer''': I don't want to have anything to do with gangsters.\\
'''Gangster''': What do you mean, "gangsters"? It's ''business''.


* {{Narrator}}: Joe narrates the film in typical hard-bitten FilmNoir style.

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* {{Narrator}}: Joe narrates the film in typical hard-bitten FilmNoir style.style.
* ResignationsNotAccepted: Bauer, Leo's accountant, is told this in no uncertain terms when he attempts to quit after Tucker takes over Leo's racket.

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