Port of New York
Port of New York is a 1949 American film noir crime film directed by László Benedek with cinematography by George E. Diskant and shot in semidocumentary style. The film is notable for being Yul Brynner's first movie. He had not begun shaving his head yet. The film, which is very similar to T-Men (1947), was shot on location in New York City.
The film narrated by Chet Huntley (future NBC nightly newscaster) tells the story of a two federal agents, one from Customs and one from Narcotics, out to stop the distribution of opium that came in on a ship in the Port of New York but was smuggled off by drug dealers. The leader of the drug dealers is the suave Paul Vicola (Brynner).
|contentLocation||New York City|
|keywords||chet huntley coast guard custom drug dealer drug gang fbi agent federal agent federal bureau of narcotics float high rise kill meet murder narcotic new life new york harbor nightclub owner pick up police arrest police search port of new york serve smuggle stake out u.s. customs service|
|productionCompany||Contemporary Productions Samba Films|
|recordedAt||New York City|
|theme||film noir semidocumentary|