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The Brothers Rico
Directed by Phil Karlson • 1957 • United States
Starring Richard Conte, Dianne Foster, Kathryn Grant
Based on a story by Georges Simenon, this hard-hitting gangster drama stars Richard Conte as Eddie Rico, a retired mob accountant who has given up his criminal past for a quiet life running a laundry business in Florida. But when his two younger brothers—still firmly ensconced in the family business—run afoul of the organization, Eddie is drawn back into the underworld one more time. Unsung genre maestro Phil Karlson directs this taut, brutal thriller with lean, mean efficiency.