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To the Ends of the Earth (1948)

Approved | | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller | 27 February 1948 (USA)
Based on the files of the United States Department of Treasury. Commissioner Michael Barrows is an American Government Agent. On board a Coast Gaurd boat off the California coast he chases ... See full summary »

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Shu Pan Wu
Ludwig Donath ...
Nicholas Sokim
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
Commissioner Lum Chi Chow
Edgar Barrier ...
Grieg
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Marcel Journet ...
Commissioner Lariesier
Luis Van Rooten ...
Commissioner Alberto Berado
Fritz Leiber ...
Binda Sha
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Harry J. Anslinger ...
Commissioner H.J. Anslinger
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Based on the files of the United States Department of Treasury. Commissioner Michael Barrows is an American Government Agent. On board a Coast Gaurd boat off the California coast he chases a ship. The Captain of the ship, the Kira Maru, panics and ruthlessly sends 100 Chinese slaves to a watery death. Barrows recovers a live preserver that tells him the ship is out of Shanghai. He travels there to track down the ship's captain and discovers that these deaths point to a huge drug smuggling operation. In Shanghai, while searching for the captain of the Kira Maru, he becomes suspicious of a women, Ann Grant, believing she's Jean Hawks the narcotics ringleader. He follows the narcotics trail "to the ends of the Earth" taking him from Shanghai to Cairo, Beirut and Havana to stop the drugs and the jean Hawks ring at the US border. Written by <bill@dssny.com>

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 23, 1949 with Dick Powell and Signe Hasso reprising their film roles. See more »

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Still good after 52 years
6 August 2000 | by (Richmond, VA) – See all my reviews

I have been looking for this picture since I first saw it when it was released in 1948. It impressed me then with the world wide scope of its story of opium smuggling and I had been anxious to see it again. I had thought about it many times over the years and knew that it was not on video and did not know where I would find it. By accident I found it listed in the movies on Movie Plex. It apparently had been show previously as there were 21 votes for it so at least 21 others had seen it. Seeing it the second time after all these years was just as enjoyable as the first time.


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