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The 49th Man (1953)

Passed | | Action, Crime, Drama | 20 May 1953 (USA)
U.S.Security Investigation Division chief Paul Reagan (Richard Denning) assigns John Williams (John Ireland) to hunt down a subversive group that has been smuggling A-bomb parts into the ... See full summary »

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Investigator John Williams
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Chief Investigator Paul Reagan
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Margo Wayne
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Cmdr. Jackson
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Lt. Magrew (as Touch Conners)
Richard Avonde ...
Buzz Olin
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FBI Agent in Montage (as William R. Klein)
Cicely Browne ...
Blonde Woman
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Agent Reynolds
Joseph Mell ...
Box of Taffy Man at Penn Station
Robert Hunter ...
Andy - alias Andre, an agent
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Leo Wayne
George Milan ...
Dave Norton
Geneviève Aumont ...
Cabaret Singer
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Agent Manning
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U.S.Security Investigation Division chief Paul Reagan (Richard Denning) assigns John Williams (John Ireland) to hunt down a subversive group that has been smuggling A-bomb parts into the United States in specially designed cases. Williams traces the ring to Marseilles, France, where he meets Margo Wayne (Suzanne Dalbert) at a waterfront café and discovers she is part of the plot. When recalled by Reagan, Williams is informed that he has been engaged in a "war games" security check to test America's atomic defense, but he proves to Reagan that enemy agents are actually using the "war games" as a front to smuggle an A-bomb into the country. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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PLOT TO BLAST AMERICAN EXPOSED! (original poster-all caps) See more »


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20 May 1953 (USA)  »

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49 Men  »

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A road sign at the beginning of the film indicates the proximity to Lordsburg, New Mexico, but the sign is misspelled "Lordsburgh." See more »

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"B" grade espionage thriller is of mild interest.

Federal agents get wind of a nefarious plot by enemy agents to smuggle components of an atomic bomb into the United States. The enemy agents plan to then assemble it and blow up a major American city. The feds try to hide the fact that they have captured several of the smugglers in order to find the meeting place and capture the ring leader.

This "B" grade thriller is of interest for its moderately interesting plot. John Ireland gives a good performance as a federal agent determined to catch the enemy agents. Everything else is pretty standard.


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