Port of New York is a 1949 film shot in semidocumentary style. The film is notable for being Yul Brynner's first movie.
The film tells the story of a customs and treasury agent 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 Vicola (Brynner).
July 14, 2022 Subject:
They got the right guys this time.
Yul Brenner, Jewish actor, plays a smarmy pseudo-Italian-Jewish dope smuggler. This guy is smuggling opium in the age of heroin? Not kosher! But what is right is that it’s not the Italian organized criminals who are behind the narcotics business. Lucky Luciano had a partner named Meyer Lansky. Meyer had connections to a Turkish-Jewish family named Sassoon. Not the shampoo dummy who’s a front, but Lord David Sassoon, who’s family was and still are the biggest narcotics traffickers on the planet. They launched the 2 Opium wars against China and still run the dope trade with their in-laws, the Rothschild banking and money laundering kings, who took over the Bank of England on an insider tip about Napoleon’s “victory” (loss) to Lord Wellington at Waterloo. But that’s another story for another day.
April 4, 2018 Subject:
Worse Yul Brenner movie i've seen
The ending was real Funky. Drug smugglers too dumb to check Mr. Wiley for weapons; mastermind empties his bullets shooting at boat. The whole of the movie wasn't that much better.
March 16, 2016 Subject:
Empty your gun shooting at a boat...
Then throw it at the boat? That typifies the film.
Yul Brynner is pretty good. The remaining acting was below par. The screenplay was fair.
Not a true noir film.
May 8, 2013 Subject:
The Ogg Video for me only for about 14 minutes 38 seconds then stopped. I do not know why. I used Windows Media Player and then Media Player Classic.
MPEG4 went for the full 1hour 20 minutes.
July 7, 2009 Subject:
decent crime drama
None of the actors were established stars when the movie was done, but the acting is nevertheless good. The pace is good and there are has nice shots of New York. Some drawbacks are the extended use of narration via voice over and the somehow low qualify of the print.
This movie is not in the same class as "He walked by night" or "Kansas City Confidential", but calling it a stinker, as did a previous reviewer, seems harsh. It is worth seeing if you have an interest in films noirs.
December 8, 2007 Subject:
This is the drug war, 1949. Yul Brenner (with hair!) plays the top bad guy. This basic story is good, and is still used in newer movies, but it's poorly presented even for the Big Brother style seen in some movies and documentaries from the period. It's a stinker.
I downloaded the MPEG1 file. The video is poor. The audio is OK.