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Customs Agent (1950)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama  -  18 May 1950 (USA)
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Bert Sullivan, an agent for the U. S. Customs Service, working in China, blames himself for the killing of his partner, and deliberately gets himself discharged from the service, so he can ... See full summary »

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William Eythe ...
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Lucille Gerrard
Griff Barnett ...
Charles McGraw
Howard St. John ...
Charles Johnson
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Shanghai Chief Agent Thomas Jacoby
Robert Shayne ...
West Coast Chief Agent J.G. Goff
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Bert Sullivan, an agent for the U. S. Customs Service, working in China, blames himself for the killing of his partner, and deliberately gets himself discharged from the service, so he can go undercover and trap the killers. A smuggling ring contacts him and he joins them arranging various deals but always keeping contact with his customs colleagues. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Better then Expected
21 November 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I am a fan of William Eythe, and followed his career from the star build-up at 20th Century Fox, through his later years bouncing from studio to studio.

This film, his last film, I expected to be a poorly done and cheapy B-picture, but was quite surprised to see the high production values that this film has.

The film is similar in style to that of House on 92nd Street, a popular film about the FBI, this film is similar in that it covers the life of a Custom Agent.

Eythe plays a custom agent in China, who is not at his partners side when he is murdered. As a result of this, he is fired from his position. Left in China, Eythe turns to drink, only to be spotted by a smuggler who decides to hire Eythe to smuggle drugs into the US. On the ship to the states, Eythe meets Marjorie Reynolds, who he later learns is also in the smuggling business.

The film is good, has good acting, nice sets and was enjoyable. This film is not available on VHS or DVD, and is still under copyright.


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