A woman secretly suffering from kleptomania is hypnotized in an effort to cure her condition. Soon afterwards, she is found at the scene of a murder with no memory of how she got there and seemingly no way to prove her innocence.
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
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Twentieth Century-Fox remade this story as House of Bamboo in 1955.It was directed by Samuel Fuller and starred Robert Stack, Robert Ryan and Shirley Yamaguchi. See more »
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 »
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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