The Turning Point ★★★

Inspired by the Kefauver Committee's hearings dealing with organized crime. Actress Carolyn Jones made her motion picture debut in the film. John Conroy, a crusading district attorney, is tasked to crack down on a crime syndicate, which proves more dangerous because the mob has many city officials under their control. He is assisted by a newspaper man, Jerry McKibbon (William Holden), who does not think Conroy is tough enough to handle where the truth will lead them with this assignment. In part because he knows of the people who are part of the corrupted individuals includes John’s father. Despite McKibbon’s best efforts to shed light on the political corruption. He’s eventually becomes the target of an out-of-town assassin who’s hired to kill him.