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Directed by Jules Dassin • 1947 • United States
As hard-hitting as its title, BRUTE FORCE was the first of Jules Dassin's forays into the crime genre, a prison melodrama that takes a critical look at American society as well. Burt Lancaster is the timeworn Joe Collins, who, along with his fell...