Two US Treasury agents hunt a successful counterfeiting ring.

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United States Treasury agents O'Brien and Genaro infiltrate a counterfeiting ring which has some dangerously good paper. This is supposedly based on several actual Treasury cases. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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Jane Randolph, a frequent lead in B-movies, didn't realize she was uncredited until its release. She was expecting special billing at the end of the opening credits. See more »

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In the ship, Brownie leans against the door, near the hinges. The camera changes angle and he is suddenly leaning on the handle side of the door. See more »

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Dennis O'Brien: Did you ever spend ten nights in a Turkish bath looking for a man? Don't.
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Tense crime thriller in gritty noir style...
6 June 2006 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Some nice shadowy photography by John Alton and a well-paced storyline directed with style by Anthony Mann, makes for a diverting crime melodrama in crisp documentary style that was popular in the early to mid-'40s. Think BOOMERANG, THE HOUSE ON 92nd STREET, 13 ROUE MADELEINE and other Fox melodramas of that era.

But this was done on a poverty row budget by Eagle-Lion with the usually light-weight actor DENNIS O'KEEFE in the sort of role usually handed to someone like Dana Andrews, Mark Stevens, John Hodiak or William Eythe if the film was made at Fox.

He's surprisingly good as a noir hero whose task is to infiltrate a counterfeit gang with another Federal man, posing as would-be counterfeiters, and thus providing a succession of suspenseful moments where our hero is in danger of being exposed as a T-man for the government. Even more effective, in lesser roles, are CHARLES McGRAW and WALLACE FORD. In fact, McGraw would have been an even better choice for the lead than O'Keefe, his tight-lipped bearing and impressive physique suiting him for the role of a dangerous noir hero.

June Lockhart has only a fleeting appearance in one brief scene but others in the cast are properly sinister or authoritative, according to the way the script depicts the supporting characters.

Summing up: Worth a look, but not at the top of the film noir greats due to a script that is only slightly above average.


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