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'C'-Man (1949)

A Treasury Department agent is murdered. His best friend, a fellow agent, investigates and stumbles into a scheme involving smuggling and murder.

Director:

Joseph Lerner

Writer:

Berne Giler (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dean Jagger ... Cliff Holden - alias William Harrah
John Carradine ... Doc Spencer
Harry Landers ... Owney Shor
Lottie Elwen Lottie Elwen ... Kathe van Bourne
Rene Paul Rene Paul ... Matty Royal
Walter Vaughn Walter Vaughn ... Customs Inspector Brandon (as Walter Vaughan)
Adelaide Klein Adelaide Klein ... Minnie Hoffman
Edith Atwater ... Lydia Brundage
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Storyline

When U.S. Customs Department Agent Cliff Holden's boss is murdered by jewel thieves he's assigned to the case.Holden vows to apprehend the killers and to destroy the jewel smuggling ring.For this purpose he boards a flight to Europe in order to shadow the main suspect,Matty Royal.On the return flight to America, Holden meets war-bride Kathe van Bourne who's traveling to the US to meet her American fiancé.Coincidentally,she is wearing a priceless necklace.But Miss van Bourne falls ill on the plane and she is greeted by a mysterious ambulance at the airport.The ambulance whisks her away giving Agent Cliff Holden reason to suspect that his case somehow is connected to Miss van Bourne's necklace and sudden airplane illness.Holden decides to follow this trail. Written by nufs68

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Homicidal smugglers in the big city !


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agentul-'C' See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Production Co:

Laurel Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Based on his 'C'-Man film score, composer Gail Kubik's Symphony Concertante was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1952. See more »

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Do It Now
Written by Gail Kubik and Larry Orenstein (as Larry Neill)
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I guess I'm in the minority on this one....
20 February 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The reviews for "C-Man" are mostly very positive. However, I just saw it as a cheap little film with a ton of plot holes.

When the film begins, Treasury Agent Cliff Holden (Dean Jagger) learns that his good friend and fellow agent had been murdered. He vows to find out who's responsible and bring them to justice. Cliff blindly blunders from one situation after another where he SHOULD be killed but again and again he inexplicably survives...and there is no logical reason he isn't killed. Any film that relies this much on dumb luck and dumb criminals is second rate...and this one sure is. Additionally, some of the acting and cinematography is very second rate. In fact, nothing in particular stand out in this one, though Dean Jagger's toupee is very nice. Otherwise, I wouldn't bother with this limp little thriller that offers few thrills.


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