The Street with No Name (1948)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  14 July 1948 (USA)
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A covert FBI agent infiltrates a ruthless gangster mob, but his life is at risk from a mysterious informant who funnels inside information to the hoodlums.



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Complete credited cast:
Barbara Lawrence ...
Judy Stiles
Chief Bernard Harmatz
Donald Buka ...
Joseph Pevney ...
Cy Gordon
Walter Greaza ...
Police Lt. Paul Staller
Howard Smith ...
Commissioner Ralph Demory


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14 July 1948 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 12, 1949 with Mark Stevens reprising his film role. See more »


The wall behind Ed Begley during the Danker interrogation changes from brightly lit to sharply defined shadows of prison bars and back to brightly lit again. See more »


Shivvy: Out kinda late, ain'tcha?
Gene Cordell: What's the idea?
Shivvy: Where ya been, Georgie?
Gene Cordell: I took a ferry across the river.
Shivvy: What for?
Gene Cordell: What's it to ya?
Shivvy: What business you got across the river?
Gene Cordell: I said, what's it to ya?
Shivvy: You don't take ferryboat rides in the middle of the night for your health. What did ya pull?
Gene Cordell: Ya got a long nose. Why don'tcha keep it to yourself!
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Excellent crime docu-drama
18 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This FBI -vs- the gangsters film seems a bit stiff and hokey in the first 15 minutes, then takes off when Alec Stiles (Richard Widmark) shows up. When he's on screen, the movie bolts forward, leaving it's 1950's school-film documentary approach, into a seedy world where crime is the panorama.

Widmark's performance is really the only noteworthy one in the film. His presence, while not overwhelming, is still bodacious. He's neither chilling nor very menacing (even though he's mean as hell to his non-femme fatale girlfriend); yet there's something charismatic about him that makes you want to watch his unique screen presence here.

The last 45 minutes of the film is truly excellent entertainment and the final 10 minutes or so is a wet, dark, dripping noir.

I'd give it 10 stars if not for the first few scenes that don't involve Widmark.

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