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The Street with No Name (1948)

 -  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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After two gang-related killings in "Center City," a suspect (who was framed) is arrested, released on bail...and murdered. Inspector Briggs of the FBI recruits a young agent, Gene Cordell, to go undercover in the shadowy Skid Row area (alias George Manly) as a potential victim of the same racket. Soon, Gene meets Alec Stiles, neurotic mastermind who's "building an organization along scientific lines." Stiles recruits Cordell, whose job becomes a lot more dangerous... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Walter Greaza who portrayed Police Lieutenant Stander, would later gain popularity as the star of the NBC TV crime series "Treasury Men Action" (1950-55). See more »

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When the load of newspapers is thrown on the rain-soaked street from the moving vehicle it rolls over ensuring that both sides have been exposed to the street's wetness. However the resultant cut-in shows the news headlines clean and dry with no hint of dirt or moisture. See more »

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Alec Stiles: What's the use of having a war if you don't learn from it?
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Richard Widmark at his nastiest best
15 November 2005 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

The Street With No Name was one of Richard Widmark's first movie roles and he plays a similar role in this as he did in Kiss of Death. He certainly plays a nasty piece of work here and is also a wife-beater.

It is told in semi-documentary style and shot well in black and white, is very atmospheric and has a good music score too.

Also in the cast are Mark Stevens, Lloyd Nolan, Barbara Lawrence and John McIntire (Wagon Train). Great parts from all.

The Street With No Name is worth checking out if you get the chance. Great stuff.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5.


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