Syndicate crime boss Malone (Brad Dexter) wants to get do-gooder vice cop Whitey Brandon (Richard Coogan) out of his hair so he sets up a rather intricate plot of framing him. Malone gets "model" Carol Hudson (Mamie Van Doren) to come into town and lie that Brandon tried to extort her during a bust. Thankfully, the department is prone to believing the testimony of floozies over their most decorated cop and Brandon is fired. So he sets out to get his revenge and receives an unlikely ally in Carol after her teenage sister is raped by one of Malone's hoods. This was actually my first Van Doren film and I enjoyed it. She is definitely a looker and you can bet the soundtrack fills with swooning jazz when she enters the picture. She is also pretty decent as an actress. Also of note is Juli Reding, who has one scene early on as a "model" who is more than proud to show her magazine work to Brandon ("Close it up or you might catch cold.") Coogan, looking a bit like Robert Stack, is good in the lead, if a little stiff. Director Edward L. Cahn definitely won't be accused of doing anything inventive during the proceedings, although there is a nice dummy fall during the final shootout.
Vice Raid (1959) 1080p YIFY Movie
Vice Raid (1959) 1080p
Vice Raid is a movie starring Mamie Van Doren, Richard Coogan, and Brad Dexter. The bosses of the prostitution racket have one of their prostitutes go to New York City to entrap a police officer and get him thrown off the force. She...
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The bosses of the prostitution racket have one of their prostitutes go to New York City to entrap a police officer and get him thrown off the force. She does as she is told but then the gangsters make a mistake.
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Va-va-va Voom Vice RaidReviewed byudar55Vote: 6/10
This is notable for the no singing, no dancing, no wiggling outing for the usually Vivacious Mamie Van Doren. Here she is more Thespian than usual and gets to show some Acting chops. But for those looking to find sleaze and "Girlie Mag" cheesecake will be disappointed.
It is a very tame and unremarkable Movie that treats its subject matter with Docu-Style blandness and never opens up to allow any real taste of the lurid backdrop that it shamelessly exploits. There is nary a scantily clad Female Form to be had.
Dull and barely interesting it is one of those low-budget, trash Flicks that can't even be faithful to its picturesque Premise. It contains a Scene or two that almost approaches its intent with some sharp Violence, but for the most part it is only watchable for a good try at playing it somewhat straight for Mamie, but not much else. She does manage to don a bathing suit and a trademark shiny dress.
A vice detective goes up against a call girl (Mamie VanDoren) and loses in court. But once unemployed, the cop starts handling investigations his own way.
I really liked this film. As a historian who focuses on organized crime, I liked the idea of the "octopus" and "syndicate" without the film having to say Mafia or resorting to Italian-American stereotypes. While the Mafia probably was the dominant force at this time (the 1960s), they were hardly alone.
The subject matter was also handled really well. Although the story centers on prostitution, it was done in a clean manner -- no sex, no nudity, no vulgar language. There were some slinky outfits, but nothing racy. Today, I doubt they could make this film without plenty of sex in it, and I much prefer this version. I liked it even more because of the narration.