The Mob (1951) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Mob (1951)




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Movie Info

In this crime drama, an undercover policeman attempts to stop racketeers from controlling the waterfront. Once the disguised officer is allowed to join the mob and meet the others, he is surprised to find a fellow undercover cop who is trying to learn the identity of the gang's mysterious leader.


Broderick Crawford
as Johnny Damico
Richard Kiley
as Thomas Clancy
Betty Buehler
as Mary Kiernan
Otto Hulett
as Lt. Banks
Matt Crowley
as Smoothie
Ernest Borgnine
as Joe Castro
Walter Klavun
as Sgt. Bennion
Ralph Dumke
as Police Commissioner
Jay Adler
as Russell
Duke Watson
as Radford
Emile G. Meyer
as Gas Station Attendant
Carleton Young
as District Attorney
Fred Coby
as Plainclothesman
Ric Roman
as Police Officer
Art Millan
as Officer
Paul Bryar
as Officer
Don Megowan
as Bruiser
Richard Irving
as Prowl Cop Driver
Don de Leo
as Cigar Store Proprietor
Ernie Venneri
as Crew Member
Peter Virgo
as Bakery Truck Driver
Harry Lauter
as Daniels
Paul Dubov
as Johnson
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Critic Reviews for The Mob

All Critics (5)

Broderick Crawford's zest and skill are valuable ingredients in this lusty hard-boiled whodunit.

December 3, 2019 | Full Review…

An expertly-plotted noir, less psychologically disturbing and more straight-up undercover crime drama, but it ratchets up the tension nicely and Crawford is having a hell of a time acting like the tough guy.

February 23, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

[Broderick] Crawford is at his best as the veteran lawman playing the tough-guy dockworker, engaging and compelling and, at times, quite funny.

February 19, 2012 | Full Review…

William Bowers' dialogue coulda been a contenduh, for sure ("You must be part of my hangover" or "I need to go underground, like gophers and communists"), especially coming from Crawford's unlovely mug.

May 5, 2010 | Full Review…

The brutality of both the criminals and the police is what gives the film its shock value and special feel.

April 23, 2002 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Mob

I expected just your average cop goes undercover movie but this 1 was actually pretty good with some nice twists & turns thrown in here & there

Brody Manson
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