Port of New York (1949) [Film Noir] [Drama]

"Port of New York" is a 1949 film shot in semidocumentary style. The film is notable for being Yul Brynner's first movie. He had not begun shaving his hair yet. The film, which is very similar to T-Men (1947), was shot on location in New York City. The movie was directed by László Benedek with cinematography by George E. Diskant.

The film tells the story of a two federal agents, one from Customs and one from Narcotics, out to stop the distribution of opium that came in on a ship in the Port of New York but was smuggled off by drug dealers. The leader of the drug dealers is the suave Vicola (Brynner).


Directed by László Benedek, produced by Aubrey Schenck, written by Eugene Ling (screenplay) and Bert Murray (story), starring Scott Brady as Michael 'Mickey' Waters, Richard Rober as Jim Flannery, K.T. Stevens as Toni Cardell and Yul Brynner as Paul Vicola.


Source: "Port of New York (film)" Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.. 14 March 2013. Web. 31 March 2013. Port of New York (film).

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