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T-Men (1947)

Approved | | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller | 6 March 1948 (UK)
Two US Treasury agents hunt a successful counterfeiting ring.

Director:

Anthony Mann

Writers:

John C. Higgins, Virginia Kellogg (suggested by a story by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dennis O'Keefe ... Dennis O'Brien - aka Vannie Harrigan
Mary Meade ... Evangeline - Club Photographer
Alfred Ryder ... Tony Genaro - aka Tony Galvani
Wallace Ford ... The Schemer (as Wally Ford)
June Lockhart ... Mary Genaro
Charles McGraw ... Moxie (as Charles Mc Graw)
Jane Randolph ... Diana Simpson
Art Smith ... Gregg
Herbert Heyes ... Chief Carson
Jack Overman ... Brownie
John Wengraf ... 'Shiv' Triano
Jim Bannon ... Agent Lindsay
William Malten ... Paul Miller
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Storyline

United States Treasury agents O'Brien and Genaro infiltrate a counterfeiting ring which has some dangerously good paper. This is supposedly based on several actual Treasury cases. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

6 March 1948 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

T-Man See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,600,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,500,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The ship that "the boss" is on is the Don Anselmo (as seen on the bow). It was launched in 1945 as the MV Reeving Eye, a C1-M-AV1 type cargo ship for the U.S. Maritime Commisson for use in WWII. In 1946 it was sold to a private company and was Panamanian-flagged. After being sold and renamed a couple more times, it collided with a Ecuadorian naval patrol boat on August 30, 1971 and sank with the loss of 13 lives. See more »

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Although the ship in the final sequence is described in dialog as the Higgins, the name visible on the ship's bow is the Don Anselmo. See more »

Quotes

The Schemer: How did you find me?
Dennis O'Brien: I could smell you.
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Featured in Visions of Light (1992) See more »

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Cinematography Is The Star Here
24 October 2005 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This is one of the better examples of film noir cinematography. Once the introductions are over and the dramatization of the case begins, the film overflows with startling black-and-white contrasts and interesting camera angles. Director Anthony Mann and photographer John Alton were at the top of their game and the DVD transfer enhances their work.

The great camera-work more than makes up for the fact that the story is just so-so, the weakest of the three noirs the two did together on this 3-pack DVD (the others being, He Walked By Night and Raw Deal.) However, it does sport the typically-tough film noir characters and some great suspense over the last 10-15 minutes. What you have to wade through is the boring beginning but staying with it will be rewarding.

I thought the grim story could have used a little warmth, at least some wisecracking with some floozy "dame." But, no molls in this story this is man's gangster film all the way.


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