A police lt. is ordered to stop investigating deadly crime boss Mr. Brown, because he hasn't been able to get any hard evidence against him. He then goes after Brown's girlfriend who despises him, for information instead.
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
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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 »
In the ship, Brownie leans against the door, near the hinges. The camera changes angle and he is suddenly leaning on the handle side of the door. See more »
At last they were ready. They met on Belle Isle to quiz each other for the most important examination of their lives. They had to know all the answers. Failure to do so would mean a bad grade later on in the shape of a bullet or an ice pick.
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This undercover-secret-service-agents-infiltrate-counterfeiting-ring film is heavily dependent on exceptionally fine noir lighting and camera work under the direction of Albert Mann which help to maintain a high degree of tension, notwithstanding its pseudo-documentary format (complete with voice-over narrator) and somewhat stilted acting. Wallace Ford is positively slimy in the supporting role of Schemer, a hood-fallen-in-influence.
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