Brute Force (DVD+BLU)
Gritty prison thriller starring Burt Lancaster as Joe Collins. 1947 American crime film noir directed by Jules Dassin.
Gritty prison thriller starring Burt Lancaster as Joe Collins, an inmate at the tough and overcrowded Westgate Penitentiary, where power-hungry prison guard Captain Munsey (Hume Cronyn) rules with fear and violence. After the suicide of one of the prisoners, prompted by Munsey's sadistic bullying, Joe Collins and his cellmates devise a plan for mutiny and escape.
‘One of Dassin’s best films…it draws on WWII experience to draw a powerful analogy between the prison…and a fascist state.’ – Time Out
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