Cinema: The New Pictures, Nov. 5, 1951

The Mob (Columbia) rates a B-plus for its efforts with a B-picture plot: the old one about the detective who bores from within a big-city racket to get the goods on the mystery man at the top. It is full of sluggings, shootings and characters with fake identities; the mastermind is the last anyone would suspect, and, at a venerably crucial moment in the final reel, the hero's girl falls into the villain's clutches.

Director Robert Parrish serves this rehash expertly, pointing up the tart flavor and inventive trimmings of William Bowers' script. In...

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