The Counterfeiters (1948)

 |  Action, Crime  |  7 February 1949 (UK)
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Scotland Yard cop goes undercover to catch a gang of counterfeiters.


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Cast overview:
John Sutton ...
Inspector Jeff MacAllister aka Piccadilly Jeff
Doris Merrick ...
Margo Talbot
Philip Drake
Louie Struber (as Lon Chaney)
George O'Hanlon ...
Frankie Dodge
Robert Kent ...
Tony Richards (as Douglas Blackley)
Herbert Rawlinson ...
Norman Talbot
Pierre Watkin ...
Carter (as Pierre Watkins)
Don C. Harvey ...
Dan Taggart (as Don Harvey)
Fred Coby ...
Caroline - Art Model (as Joy Loveland)
Jerry McGee (as Gerard Gilbert)


Scotland Yard cop goes undercover to catch a gang of counterfeiters.

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Release Date:

7 February 1949 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

To mystiko tis halkinis plakas  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Scott Brady, using the name Gerard Gilbert (his real name was Gerald Kenneth Tierney, younger brother of Lawrence Tierney and Gene Tierney). This was the only time he used that name. See more »

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Strong cast includes Scott Brady in his film debut
25 December 2013 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

1948's "The Counterfeiters" has a stronger cast than expected for a low budget independent, with top billing going to John Sutton, investigating the source of counterfeit bills that have found their way into Britain. The gang is headed by Hugh Beaumont (LEAVE IT TO BEAVER), effectively cast against type, assisted by dimwitted Louie Struber (Lon Chaney) and timid Frankie Dodge (George O'Hanlon). Doris Merrick plays a femme fatale, orchestrating a dizzying array of twists and turns that leave both sides breathless (she went on to do "Untamed Women" and "The Neanderthal Man" before her 1955 retirement). Among the good guys is Robert Kent, billed under the name 'Douglas Blackley,' which he only used during the late 40s. Former teen model Joi Lansing appears briefly as (surprise!) a model, billed as 'Joy Loveland,' first using the name Lansing in 1951. As a scowling gang member with few lines, in his film debut, is Scott Brady, born Gerald Kenneth Tierney in 1924 (younger brother of Lawrence and Gene), here listed (for the first and last time) as 'Gerard Gilbert.' George O'Hanlon delivers in a tailor-made 'Joe McDoakes' role, and Lon Chaney is both dangerous and amusing doing another 'Lennie Small' turn.

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