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The Garment Jungle
Directed by Vincent Sherman • 1957 • United States
Starring Lee J. Cobb, Kerwin Mathews, Gia Scala
In this gritty noir shot on location in New York City’s Garment District, Korean War veteran Alan Mitchell (Kerwin Mathews) returns home and goes to work for his widowed father (Lee J. Cobb), a garment manufacturer who has enlisted the help of ruthless mob enforcer Artie Ravidge (Richard Boone) to keep his employees from unionizing. But when Ravidge’s violent methods go too far, it falls to Alan to expose his dad’s payoffs and bring his henchmen to justice.