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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:

Approved | See all certifications »
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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits prologue: The United States currency and the credentials of the Treasury Department shown in this film were photographed by special permission of the Secretary of the Treasury. Further reproduction of said currency or credentials in whole or part is strictly prohibited. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

The Schemer: How did you find me?
Dennis O'Brien: I could smell you.
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The Work of the Treasury Men
26 February 2006 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The oldest federal law enforcement outfit going are the Treasury Men, those intrepid folks who see that no one avoids paying the federal duties on various items or counterfeits our money. That was the subject that Director Anthony Mann decided to tackle in the documentary style made famous over at 20th Century Fox in such films as Boomerang, The Street With No Name, and The House on 92nd Street.

Over at Fox it was done for effect. But as good as T-Men is and it is a crackling good film, let's not forget the reason for John Alton's camera work with lights and shadows is because he and Mann were working on a B picture. These guys got creative because they had to. Later on Anthony Mann in the Fifties got some real good size budgets to work with in those technicolor westerns he did with James Stewart. You'd hardly know it was the same director.

T-Men involves treasury agents Dennis O'Keefe and Alfred Ryder going undercover to get a very slick group of counterfeiters. The murder of an informer brings the Treasury Department to the decision to use undercover men. They meet all kinds of criminal types of both sexes and in good noir style the tension mounts before they too become informed on.

Our good guys blend well into the criminal world in their performances. But the outstanding acting in T-Men is done by hit man Charles McGraw and Wallace Ford who is aptly nicknamed Schemer in this film.

This is definitely a film for fans of the noir genre.


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