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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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Here's The Real-Life Drama Of The FBI Counter-Attack Where Law And Order Break Down! See more »


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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 17, 1949 with Richard Widmark and Lloyd Nolan reprising their film roles. See more »

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[SPOILER] After the final shootout Gene immediately asks about Sy's condition, without having known that Sy was in the building at all, let alone wounded. 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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Spun-off from The House on 92nd Street (1945) See more »

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Baby Face
(1926) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Akst
Played on the arcade piano
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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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