The Brothers Rico (1957) is an American crime film noir directed by Phil Karlson and written by Lewis Meltzer, Ben Perry, and Dalton Trumbo. The film is based on a story written by Georges Simenon, a French detective-story specialist. The drama features Richard Conte, Dianne Foster, Kathryn Grant and James Darren.
The Rico brothers are mobsters in the employ of a syndicate head, Sid Kubick (Larry Gates).
Eddie Rico (Richard Conte) has given up crime, but the other Ricos (James Darren and Paul Picerni) have not. This causes a rift in the family. Eddie gets word that his brothers have been marked for murder. He tries to warn them, yet what Eddie does not know, at least until the last moments of the film, is that Kubick is the man who has ordered the Rico boys murdered.
The staff at Variety magazine gave the film a positive review and lauded the acting in the drama, writing, "Phil Karlson forges hard action into unfoldment of film. Performances are first-class right down the line, Conte...