“Crime, Inc.” is a 1945 crime film directed by Lew Landers and starring Leo Carrillo, Tom Neal, and Martha Tilton. The film tells the story of a journalist who goes undercover to expose a powerful organized crime syndicate.
The film follows the story of Tom Dean (Tom Neal), a newspaper reporter who is assigned to investigate a string of brutal murders that are believed to be the work of a powerful criminal organization. To get to the bottom of the case, Tom goes undercover and poses as a small-time crook looking to join the syndicate.
Tom soon discovers that the syndicate is run by a ruthless boss named “Mr. Big” (Leo Carrillo), who will stop at nothing to protect his interests. Tom’s investigation takes him deep into the criminal underworld, where he meets a cast of colorful characters, including a nightclub singer named Lila (Martha Tilton) who becomes his ally.
As Tom gets closer to uncovering the truth, he becomes the target of the syndicate’s deadly enforcers. He must use all of his wits and resourcefulness to stay alive and bring the criminals to justice.
“Crime, Inc.” is a gripping crime thriller with a noirish atmosphere and a strong cast. It explores themes of corruption, power, and the struggle between good and evil. The film remains a classic example of the crime film genre of the 1940s and a must-see for fans of the genre.
Raymond L. Schrock, Martin Mooney
Leo Carrillo, Tom Neal, Martha Tilton