MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 562 this week

C-Man (1949)

 -  Crime | Film-Noir | Drama  -  27 May 1949 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 94 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 2 critic

A Treasury Department agent is murdered. His best friend, a fellow agent, investigates and stumbles into a scheme involving smuggling and murder.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 484 titles
created 01 Sep 2011
 
a list of 132 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 210 titles
created 8 months ago
 
list image
a list of 1353 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 1169 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "C-Man" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: C-Man (1949)

C-Man (1949) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of C-Man.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Convicted (1950)
Certificate: Passed Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A D.A. becomes the prison warden where he tries to help an inmate he prosecuted, because he believes his sentence was excessive.

Director: Henry Levin
Stars: Glenn Ford, Broderick Crawford, Millard Mitchell
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When 2 detectives steal $80,000 from a dead robber, one of them suffers from a guilty conscience which could lead to murder.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Ida Lupino, Steve Cochran, Howard Duff
Shoot to Kill (1947)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A woman apparently marries a corrupt deputy D.A. to get evidence that a certain criminal was framed for murder.

Director: William Berke
Stars: Russell Wade, Luana Walters, Edmund MacDonald
The Chase (1946)
Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Chuck Scott gets a job as chauffeur to tough guy Eddie Roman; but Chuck's involvement with Eddie's fearful wife becomes a nightmare.

Director: Arthur Ripley
Stars: Robert Cummings, Michèle Morgan, Steve Cochran
Crime | Film-Noir | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An obsessed cop tracks an elusive serial killer who strangles his victims on rainy nights.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: William Lundigan, Dorothy Patrick, Jeff Corey
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An ex-soldier and his new girlfriend comb France for a valuable relic...which others are willing to kill for.

Director: Rudolph Maté
Stars: Glenn Ford, Geraldine Brooks, Cedric Hardwicke
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A young man is wrongly convicted and sentenced to be executed. Reporters covering the execution relate the story, each from his own perspective.

Director: Paul Sloane
Stars: Sally Parr, Patrick Waltz, Walter Reed
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Larry Nelson, paroled from prison after serving nearly half of his thirty-year sentence, is determined to not fall into the clutches of the law again, and takes a quiet job at a country ... See full summary »

Director: Crane Wilbur
Stars: Richard Basehart, Marilyn Maxwell, Signe Hasso
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Johnny Kelly, who plans on resigning from the police force and leaving his wife the next day, has a very eventful last night on duty.

Director: John H. Auer
Stars: Gig Young, Mala Powers, William Talman
Film-Noir | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An alcoholic ex-cop, now the house detective at a scuzzy hotel in an even scuzzier part of town, stumbles through New York City's sleazy underworld searching for his kidnapped son.

Director: Joseph Lerner
Stars: Zachary Scott, Faye Emerson, Mary Boland
Crashout (1955)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The survivors of a prison break set out on an arduous journey to retrieve some loot.

Director: Lewis R. Foster
Stars: William Bendix, Arthur Kennedy, Luther Adler
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A naive small-town girl comes to New York City to meet her husband, and discovers that he may be a murderer.

Director: William Castle
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Kim Hunter, Dean Jagger
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Cliff Holden - alias William Harrah
...
Doc Spencer
Harry Landers ...
Owney Shor
Lottie Elwen ...
Kathe van Bourne
Rene Paul ...
Matty Royal
Walter Vaughn ...
Customs Inspector Brandon (as Walter Vaughan)
Adelaide Klein ...
Minnie Hoffman
Edith Atwater ...
Lydia Brundage
Jean Ellyn ...
Birdie Alton
Walter Brooke ...
Joe
Edit

Storyline

A Treasury Department agent is murdered. His best friend, a fellow agent, investigates and stumbles into a scheme involving smuggling and murder.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Film-Noir | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 May 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Idiotikos detective A-76  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Do It Now
Written by Gail Kubik and Larry Orenstein (as Larry Neill)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
offbeat gem with manic score
5 November 2005 | by (Montreal) – See all my reviews

Here's one of those B-movie nuggets that makes sifting through the dregs worthwhile (quite appropriate for a tale of jewel smugglers). I'm sure it's exactly the kind of edgy, low-budget genre-piece that inspired Godard and Truffaut to create "Breathless" and "Shoot the Piano Player".

Like its near namesake "T-Men", the heroic semi-documentary frame limns a brutal, cynical noir with striking location shooting. The narrative keeps throwing us curveballs, and the tight, off-kilter framing, low-key lighting and nervy editing emphasize the randomness of the violence and the desperation of the denizens of this demimonde. Most arresting is the frantic free-jazz score, presaging Miles Davis's improvised work for "Lift to the Gallows".

The characters are idiosyncratic and played with verve. Like several other late noirs, there is an undercurrent of homosexuality among the henchmen, and John Carradine's quack doctor is addicted to Benedictine, of all things. A great, offbeat, late-night view.


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss C-Man (1949) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?