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The Street with No Name (1948)

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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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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Alec Stiles: [to Cordell] There's only one scientific way to get rid of a stoolie: let the cops bump him off.
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References Manila Calling (1942) See more »

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Bye Bye Blackbird
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Inspector Briggs Solves Another
31 December 2005 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The success of The House on 92nd Street set a whole new trend of film making for 20th Century Fox. For the rest of the forties, that studio had a lot of success with a certain kind of documentary/noir type film.

In The Street With No Name, Lloyd Nolan repeats his characterization of FBI inspector George Briggs. Briggs, who used an undercover operative in The House on 92nd Street, uses another one to track down a gang of thieves in the mythical Center City in midwest USA.

The undercover guy is Mark Stevens and the gang he finds an infiltrates is led by Richard Widmark in his second film. Widmark's not a psycho like he was in Kiss of Death, but he's just as mean and vicious.

Widmark also has a pipeline into the local police and a real cute gimmick in recruiting members for his gang. It's a race against time for Stevens to track down the informer before he's informed on. Director Bill Keighley keeps the suspense at a fever pitch in this one.

Keighley also has a good feel for the flavor of the seamy world of Center City where Widmark operates from. This is noir at it's best.


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