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Portrait of a Mobster

Portrait of a Mobster(1961)

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Brief Synopsis

This movie portrays the rise and fall of 1920s gangster Dutch Schultz. While building his own mob ring, he romances Iris, the daughter of a man he killed. When Iris marries a cop, Schultz makes sure the cop goes bad and takes kickbacks from Schultz's organization. Iris goes back to the arms of Schultz, not knowing he's the man who killed her father.

Cast & Crew

Joseph Pevney Director
Vic Morrow "Dutch" Schultz
Leslie Parrish Iris Murphy
Peter Breck Frank Brennan
Ray Danton "Legs" Diamond
Norman Alden Bo Wetzel
Robert McQueeney Michael Ferris
Ken Lynch Lieut. D. Corbin
Frank De Kova Anthony Parazzo
Stephen Roberts James Guthrie
Evan McCord Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll
Arthur Tenen Steve Matryck
Frances Morris Louise Murphy

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 19 Apr 1961
Release Date:  1961 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co: 
Sound:  Mono (RCA Sound System) Production Co:  Warner Bros. Pictures
Duration(mins):  108 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Portrait of a mobster

    Bret 2017-06-23

    Is this great film still not on DVD? It is a shame we have sooooo many stations and outlets for movies like netflicks and none of them carry great movies... MORE>

  • Before he was "Sarge" he was Dutch

    Susan Cooper 2016-02-15

    Vic Morrow was so very talented, it is a shame he died making Twilight Zone. All the more reason to make this available on DVD, so younger generations can... MORE>

  • A Jewel

    Maribelle 2015-10-03

    I am not big on watching mobster movies, but I recall this jewel from my teenage and pre-teen years. I remember really enjoying it and feeling a range of... MORE>