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Down Three Dark Streets (1954)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 2 September 1954 (USA)
When FBI Agent Zack Stewart is killed, Agent John Ripley takes over the three cases he was working on, hoping one will lead to his killer. The first involves gangster Joe Walpo and Ripley ... See full summary »

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FBI Agent John 'Rip' Ripley
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Kate Martell
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Connie Anderson
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Julie Angelino
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Dave Millson (as Casey Adams)
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FBI Agent Zack Stewart
Gene Reynolds ...
Vince Angelino
William Johnstone ...
FBI Chief Frank Pace
Harlan Warde ...
FBI Agent Greg Barker
Jay Adler ...
Uncle Max Charles Martell
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Matty Pavelich
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Brenda Ralles
Myra Marsh ...
Mrs. Downes
Joe Bassett ...
Joe Walpo aka Joe Allen
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When FBI Agent Zack Stewart is killed, Agent John Ripley takes over the three cases he was working on, hoping one will lead to his killer. The first involves gangster Joe Walpo and Ripley finds his hideout through Joe's girl friend, Connie Anderson. Joe is killed but it is established he was 400 miles away when Stewart was murdered. The next involves a car-theft gang which Ripley breaks up by using one of the gang, Vince Angelino and his wife Julie. The last case involves Kate Martell, the victim of an extortionist who threatens to kidnap her child unless she pays him $10,000. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Connie Anderson: I suppose this is about Joe Walpo.
FBI Agent John 'Rip' Ripley: That's right.
Connie Anderson: So why don't you ask the bloodhound who was here yesterday?
FBI Agent John 'Rip' Ripley: He was killed last night.
Connie Anderson: That's tough.
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True FBI Story
16 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed viewing this black and white film from 1954 starring some great veteran female actors, namely: Martha Hyer, (Connie Anderson), who looked just like Marilyn Monroe and was being controlled by a mysterious man who keeps sending her all kinds of gifts, but she never goes out of her apartment. Connie is visited by FBI Agent John Ripley,(Broderick Crawford) and flirts with him like she has never seen a man before. Ruth Roman, (Kate Martell) is a fashion designer who is being threatened by a black mailer who wants ten-thousand dollars or he will kill her daughter. Julie Angelino, (Marisa Povan) is another woman whose husband was accused of a crime he did not commit and he refused to tell the police who really performed this crime and was sent to prison. Julie is also a target for this blackmailer and killer. Kenneth Tobey, (FBI Agent Zack Stewart was assigned to these three cases and was killed before he could solve this crime. Agent John Ripley was then assigned to these cases and has plenty of work ahead of him trying to gets leads from these three women. There are some great old time scenes of San Francisco and Los Angeles. Enjoyable old timer from 1954.


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