Cinema: The New Pictures, Dec. 2, 1957

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Universal) is the sort of stevedore special Hollywood has been serving up ever since On the Waterfront, when the moviemakers discovered that the public likes a pier with a yegg in it.

The story this time is lifted from the book, The Man Who Rocked the Boat, in which William Keating described his adventures on the waterfront as a racket-busting assistant to Manhattan's district attorney. An honest pier boss (Mickey Shaughnessy), who refuses to holler uncle when the musclemen apply the pressure, is burned with half a dozen garlic-smeared slugs,...

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