Jungle Street is a 1955 American crime film directed by Harold D. Schuster and starring John Agar, Mala Powers, and Richard Jaeckel. The film is about a young man who is forced to join a gang of criminals in order to save his sister from being forced into prostitution. The film begins with a young man named Johnny (John Agar) returning home from the war. He finds that his sister, Mary (Mala Powers), has been forced into prostitution by a local gangster named Big Ed (Richard Jaeckel). Johnny tries to help his sister, but he is unsuccessful. He is then forced to join Big Ed's gang in order to save Mary. Johnny quickly becomes involved in the gang's criminal activities. He participates in robberies and murders. He also becomes romantically involved with Big Ed's girlfriend, Peggy (Peggy Castle). Eventually, Johnny realizes that he has made a mistake by joining the gang. He tries to leave, but Big Ed refuses to let him go. Johnny is forced to fight Big Ed in order to escape. Johnny wins the fight and escapes. He returns home to Mary and they leave town together. The film ends with Johnny and Mary starting a new life together. Jungle Street is a well-made crime film. The acting is good, the story is engaging, and the direction is solid. The film is a classic example of the film noir genre.

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Jungle Street (1960)

1h 22m · 1/1/1961

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Jungle Street is a 1955 American crime film directed by Harold D. Schuster and starring John Agar, Mala Powers, and Richard Jaeckel. The film is about a young man who is forced to join a gang of criminals in order to save his sister from being forced into prostitution. The film begins with a young man named Johnny (John Agar) returning home from the war. He finds that his sister, Mary (Mala Powers), has been forced into prostitution by a local gangster named Big Ed (Richard Jaeckel). Johnny tries to help his sister, but he is unsuccessful. He is then forced to join Big Ed's gang in order to save Mary. Johnny quickly becomes involved in the gang's criminal activities. He participates in robberies and murders. He also becomes romantically involved with Big Ed's girlfriend, Peggy (Peggy Castle). Eventually, Johnny realizes that he has made a mistake by joining the gang. He tries to leave, but Big Ed refuses to let him go. Johnny is forced to fight Big Ed in order to escape. Johnny wins the fight and escapes. He returns home to Mary and they leave town together. The film ends with Johnny and Mary starting a new life together. Jungle Street is a well-made crime film. The acting is good, the story is engaging, and the direction is solid. The film is a classic example of the film noir genre.

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Cast
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Jill Ireland

Sue
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David McCallum

Terry Collins
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Kenneth Cope

Johnny
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Brian Weske

Joe Lucas
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Vanda Hudson

Lucy Bell
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Edna Doré

Mrs. Collins
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Thomas Gallagher

Mr. Collins
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Howard Pays

Sergeant Pelling
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Joy Webster

Rene
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Martin Sterndale

Inspector Bowen
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John Chandos

Jacko Fielding
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Meier Tzelniker

Mr. Rose
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Larry Burns

Barman
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Fred Griffiths

Dealer
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Julie Shearing

Cashier
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Faye Craig

Native Dancer
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Anne Scott

Margo
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Gillian Watt

Dancing Girl
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Alfred Farrell

Mr. Burns
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Jacqueline Jones

Dolly
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William Wilde

Sid Porter
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Howard Douglas

Old Bill
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Richard McNeff

Policeman
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Marian Collins

Announcer
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Shirley Anne Field

Jaqui
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Andy Alston

Adam & Eve Club Patron (uncredited)
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Jimmy Charters

Adam & Eve Club Patron (uncredited)
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George Hilsdon

Adam & Eve Club Patron (uncredited)
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Philip Johns

Police Officer (uncredited)
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Juba Kennerley

Adam & Eve Club Patron (uncredited)
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Joe Wadham

Police Officer (uncredited)
Crew
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Charles Saunders

Director
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Alexander Doré

Writer
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Guido Coen

Writer
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