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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, 31 December 1947

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,500,000, 31 December 1947
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60-minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 23, 1948 with Dennis O'Keefe reprising his film role. See more »

Goofs

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

Dennis O'Brien: Look, I've been thinking this over. I don't go for that killing a T-Man. I don't like this set up and I don't want any part of it.
Moxie: What's the matter, you getting the wim-wams?
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Referenced in Remington Steele: Now You Steele It, Now You Don't (1985) See more »

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Brief summary
16 November 1998 | by Glenn AndreievSee all my reviews

One of the better documentary style noir thrillers that was popular in post World War II Hollywood. Reed Hadley gives a neat deep voiced narration, souding like some sort of law enforcement officer, but it's a bit much at times. Dennis O'Keefe stars as a federal agent disguised as a small time hood. His target- to nab counterfeiters. Anthony Mann keeps the story fascinating, as O'Keefe dives deeper and deeper into the underworld. The real star here is John Alton's superb black and white cinematography, using harsh, minimal light, he creates a world that just peeks out of pools of black.


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