Watch: Across 110th Street 1972 123movies, Full Movie Online – In Harlem, two Italian mobsters meet three black gangsters that work for the kingpin Doc Johnson to collect dirty money from their associates in an apartment building. Out of the blue, the small-time thieves Jim Harris and Joe Logart knock on the door disguised as police officers to steal US$ 300,000.00 from the Mafia. However, they startle when the suitcase with the money falls on the floor and Jim kills the five men with a machine gun. They flee to the runaway car driven by Henry J. Jackson and they kill two policemen. The idealist NYPD Lt. Pope and the violent Capt. Mattelli investigate the case while the Italian Mafia and the black gangsters hunt the killers down. Will Jim Harris and his accomplices be found?.
Plot: In a daring robbery, some $300,000 is taken from the Italian mob. Several mafiosi are killed, as are two policemen. Lt. Pope and Capt. Mattelli are two New York City cops trying to break the case. Three small-time criminals are on the run with the money. Will the mafia catch them first, or will the police?
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Betraying The Mafia
In Harlem, two Italian mobsters meet three black gangsters that work to the kingpin Doc Johnson (Richard Ward) to collect dirty money from their associates in an apartment building. Out of the blue, the smalltime thieves Jim Harris (Paul Benjamin) and Joe Logart (Ed Bernard) knock on the door disguised as police officers to steal US$ 300,000.00 from the Mafia. However, they startle when the suitcase with the money falls on the floor and Jim kills the five men with a machine gun. They flee to the runaway car driven by Henry J. Jackson (Antonio Fargas) and they kill two policemen. The idealist NYPD Lt. Pope (Yaphet Kotto) and the violent Capt. Mattelli (Anthony Quinn) investigate the case while the Italian Mafia and the black gangsters hunt the killers down. Will Jim Harris and his accomplices be found?
“Across 110th Street” is a great action-crime-Blaxploitation film from the 70´s. The realistic plot would be politically incorrect in the present days but reflects life in those years. The performances and the art direction are magnificent, with tacky, dirty and ugly locations and costumes. My vote is seven. Title (Brazil): “A Máfia Nunca Perdoa” (“The Mafia Never Forgives”)
Interesting but Unpleasant.
A couple of fine actors here — Anthony Quinn and Yaphet Koto. Anthony Franciosa is less spastic than usual. And the story itself, in which just about everyone in New York, including the African-Americans in Harlem and most of the police force supposedly arraigned against them, are crooked. Even the less admirable characters are given some humanity: Quinn is about to be sidelined on the NYPD because of his age, and one of the three blacks causing all the uproar and murder has epilepsy. Black against white, with crookedness cutting across the castes like overlapping Venn diagrams. It’s pregnant with possibilities.
But, alas, it’s undone by the direction, editing, and musical score. It’s not worth going into in too much detail. The director, Shear, has overwhelmed the plot with crowded scenes and overlapping dialog, or else huge choker close ups of sweaty faces. Some important scenes are deleted. The film is overscored and the music is loud and distasteful. Suspenseful scenes are backed by rattling mariachis.
The story itself is good enough to overcome some of these weaknesses but on the whole the impression it makes is one of hasty shooting on the cheap.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 42 min (102 min), 1 hr 32 min (92 min) (cut) (Sweden)
Genre Action, Crime, Drama
Director Barry Shear
Writer Luther Davis, Wally Ferris
Actors Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto, Anthony Franciosa
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 BL, Arriflex 35 IIC
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints) (color), TVC Laboratories, New York (NY), USA (dailies)
Film Length 2,555 m (Sweden, cut version), 2,790 m (Sweden, uncut version)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm