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Customs Agent (1950)

Passed  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  18 May 1950 (USA)
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U. S. Customs is trying to stop the illegal export of a miracle drug to China. A Customs agent in Shanghai inadvertently gets his partner killed and is fired. The now ex-agent goes on a ... See full summary »

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William Eythe ...
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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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U. S. Customs is trying to stop the illegal export of a miracle drug to China. A Customs agent in Shanghai inadvertently gets his partner killed and is fired. The now ex-agent goes on a drinking spree, and is approached by the black market gang to help them work around Customs. A few plot twists. 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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