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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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"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 »

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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: [to Cordell] Easiest way to crack a safe: use the combination.
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One of the very best film noirs

The best of all those semi-documentary crime dramas about the exploits of the FBI that 20th Century Fox was fond of making in the late 40s and early 50s. A terrific cast (with Richard Widmark especially good, and even better than he was in "Kiss of Death" a year earlier), and an atmosphere as dark and moody as Widmark's character, make this one of the very best film noirs.


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