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Miami Exposé (1956)

Miami cop Bart Scott tracks down, in Cuba, a fugitive witness who can shed light in a double homicide and about the activities of a Miami mob lawyer who uses murder and blackmail in order to force the legalization of gambling in Florida.


Fred F. Sears


Robert E. Kent (story and screen play) (as James B. Gordon)


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Complete credited cast:
Lee J. Cobb ... Lt. Barton 'Bart' Scott
Patricia Medina ... Lila Hodges
Edward Arnold ... Oliver Tubbs
Michael Granger Michael Granger ... Louis Ascot
Eleanore Tanin Eleanore Tanin ... Ann Easton
Alan Napier ... Raymond Sheridan
Harry Lauter ... Det. Tim Grogan
Chris Alcaide ... Morrie Pell
Hugh Sanders ... Chief Charles Landon
Barry L. Connors Barry L. Connors ... Stevie Easton
Douglas Kennedy ... Dan McCracken
Carleton Young ... Carruthers
Stuart Randall ... 'Lucky' Gato
Marvin Press Marvin Press ... 'Cookie'
Randy Christmas Randy Christmas ... Mayor of Miami


Miami police lieutenant Bart Scott (Lee J. Cobb)follows sultry Lila Hedges (Patricia Medina)to Havana, Cuba to obtain information about a double murder in Miami, learns that vice-operator Raymond Sheridan (Alan Napier)and lobbyist Oliver Tubbs (Edward Arnold) are scheming to introduce legalized gambling to Florida. In Miami again, Scott thwarts the efforts of Sheridan's hired killers to silence Lila. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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America's Pleasure Paradise becomes a gang-war battleground! See more »


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Release Date:

September 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Biscayne Bay See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Clover Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lt. Scott (Lee J. Cobb) refers to the person who shot his partner as a 'gunsel'. A comment in "Maltese Falcon' (q.v.) explains that when Hammett wrote the novel The Maltese Falcon, he described Wilmer as a "catamite" (a young man in a sexual relationship with an older man). The publisher objected, so Hammett changed it to "gunsel," an obscure bit of street slang with the same meaning. Because so few people were familiar with the term, it snuck past the Breen Office and into the finished film. Most people who watch the movie assume "gunsel" is just another word for gunman. See more »


When driving around Havana in the 1956 Buick, the color stays the same but the model changes. The more expensive model has four of Buick's signature fake exhaust ports, while the cheaper model has three. These are used alternately. See more »

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Shot in Miami
23 May 2009 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Police detective Lee J. Cobb (as Barton "Bob" Scott), who wants to retire in two years, fights off gangland efforts by crooked attorney Alan Napier (Ray Sheridan) and stocky partner-in-crime Edward Arnold (Oliver Tubbs), who want to turn Miami into a southeastern Las Vegas. After a fatal shooting, Mr. Cobb must protect sexy Patricia Medina (as Lila Hodges), who witnessed the killing of Cobb's police captain...

It you can stand to watch "Miami Exposé" until the end, you may want to know why Cobb's fiancée, a police widow, includes son Barry Connors (as Stevie Easton) on a cabin trip with a woman targeted for assassination. Couldn't safety-conscious Eleanore Tanin (as Ann Easton) find a sitter? Well, the shootout was fun… This was silent film actor, "Diamond Jim" star, and character actor Edward Arnold's final film.

*** Miami Exposé (9/56) Fred F. Sears ~ Lee J. Cobb, Patricia Medina, Edward Arnold

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