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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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Judy Stiles
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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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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 »

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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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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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I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover
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Music by Harry M. Woods
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Also played on the arcade piano
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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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