Alias Nick Beal

Synopsis: Righteous district attorney Joseph Foster's main goal in life is to rid his city of the gangsters infesting it. In order to be even more efficient in his war against crime he plans to run for governor. One day he meets a strange, shadowy man, Nick Beal, who offers to help him to achieve his end. Beal convinces hesitating Foster by dint of easy money, easy sex with an alluring young woman and the promise of easy success. Joseph Foster soon becomes an influential politician but a corrupt one. A minister of God manages to show him that he has been the plaything of the so-called Nick Beal, who might be "Old Nick" , that is to say Satan himself. Foster then decides to resign and to become an honest man again.
Director(s): John Farrow
Production: Paramount Pictures International
93 min

Come with me, Larry.



Wouldn't the burning of the books be

evidence of Hanson's guilt?

It would be if i could prove he did it

which I can't.

It's a pity.

After all the work you've done.

Let's go in the office, Larry.

- What for?

I just want to talk with you.

If that kid was mine...

- He wouldn't be here, Wolfe.

Sit down.

I'd sooner stand.

What've they got for for, Larry?

Auto rap.

Want to tell me about it?

Why should I?

No reason except that I was once

in the same spot.

Don't give me that soap.

When you were a kid you wore lace pants.

When I was your age I could lick

every kid on the waterfront

and most of the sailors too.

Lace pants.

But I'll tell you something, Larry.

I found out it doesn't pay.

Not in the long run, not any more than

what you're doing.

If it weren't for Dr. Garfield, you'd be

in a reform school.

What's the matter with reform school?

You want to go there?

Sure. This is sissy stuff.

The guys on the block

would laugh at me.

Do you think anybody laughs at me?


- Well, there.

Why don't you give it a try?

Say for a month.

No. I don't think I'd...

About ready to come home, darling?

I'm always ready to come home.

Martha, this is Larry Price.

He's thinking of joining us.

- Oh, you like it here, Larry?


You look tired, dear. Bad day?

- Not good.


- I'm afraid he's outwitted me.

Oh, what a shame.

Joseph would rather convict Hanson

than be president, I think.

He's the last of our evil forces.

He's the last and the biggest.

He's like an octopus.

Sucking the blood of every little

business in the city.

I'd give my soul to nail him.

Mr. Foster?

- Yes. What is it, son?

A man told me to give this to you.


Listen to this.

If you want to nail Hanson, come

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Jonathan Latimer

Jonathan Wyatt Latimer (October 23, 1906 – June 23, 1983) was an American crime writer noted for his novels and screenplays. more…

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