Brute Force (1947)
A Film by Jules Dassin
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | Covers+Booklet | 01:38:14 | 7,18 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English SDH
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | The Criterion Collection #383
As hard-hitting as its title, Brute Force was the first of Jules Dassin’s forays into the crime genre, a prison melodrama that takes a critical look at American society as well. Burt Lancaster is the timeworn Joe Collins, who, along with his fellow inmates, lives under the heavy thumb of the sadistic, power-tripping guard Captain Munsey (a riveting Hume Cronyn). Only Collins’s dreams of escape keep him going, but how can he possibly bust out of Munsey’s chains? Matter-of-fact and ferocious, Brute Force builds to an explosive climax that shows the lengths men will go to when fighting for their freedom.