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Act of Violence

Recruited as MGM’s production chief in 1948, Dore Schary tried to inject the sluggish fantasy factory with a dose of social realism, and one of the first products was this taut sun-washed noir (1949) directed by Fred Zinnemann (High Noon, From Here to Eternity). Robert Ryan is an avenging angel in raincoat and fedora, limping […]