Force of Evil Poster

Release Date: 1948

DVD Release Date: May 11th, 2004

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 18 min

Plot Summary
In New York City, unscrupulous lawyer Joe Morse (John Garfield), has the opportunity to make it big by teaming up with cutthroat gangster Ben Tucker (Roy Roberts) to consolidate the numbers racket. The only hitch in the plan is Morse's brother, Leo (Thomas Gomez), who refuses to involve his bank in the plan. As a result, Leo's bank would go from being saved to being another casualty in Morse and Tucker's thirst for power. Now, Morse must choose between money and family.

Cast: John Garfield, Beatrice Pearson, Thomas Gomez, Howland Chamberlain, Roy Roberts, Marie Windsor, Paul McVey, Tim Ryan

Director: Abraham Polonsky

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: Temptation, Brother, 1940s, Tense, Family, New York City, Rivalry, Fall, Investigation, Dark