Gangs of New York

An imprisoned mob boss controls his organization by means of a shortwave receiver in his cell and a bribed prison guard.

Gangs of New York is a 1938 American film directed by James Cruze and written by Samuel Fuller.
Crime lord Rocky Thorpe is impersonated by police officer John Franklin in order to infiltrate his organization and bring an end to it once and for all.


  • Charles Bickford as Rocky Thorpe / John Franklin
  • Ann Dvorak as Connie Benson
  • Alan Baxter (actor) as Dancer
  • Wynne Gibson as Orchid
  • Harold Huber as Panatella
  • Willard Robertson as Inspector Sullivan
  • Maxie Rosenbloom as Tombstone
  • Charles Trowbridge as District Attorney Lucas
  • John Wray (actor) as Maddock
  • Jonathan Hale as Warden
  • Fred Kohler as Kruger
  • Howard Phillips (actor) as Al Benson
  • Robert Gleckler as Nolan
  • Elliott Sullivan as Hopkins
  • Maurice Cass as Phillips

Category:1938 films
Category:American films
Category:1930s crime drama films
Category:English-language films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:Republic Pictures films


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