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Southside 1-1000 (1950)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 16 November 1950 (USA)
The US secret service goes after a counterfeit ring, whose engraver Eugene Deane has covertly constructed his plates while serving a life sentence in San Quentin. In order to infiltrate the... See full summary »

Director:

Boris Ingster

Writers:

Milton Raison (story) (as Milton M. Raison), Bert C. Brown (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don DeFore ... John Riggs / Nick Starnes
Andrea King ... Nora Craig
George Tobias ... Reggie
Barry Kelley ... Bill Evans
Morris Ankrum ... Eugene Deane
Robert Osterloh ... Albert
Charles Cane Charles Cane ... Harris
Kippee Valez Kippee Valez ... Singer
Joe Turkel ... Frankie
John Harmon ... Nimble Willie
G. Pat Collins ... Hugh B. Pringle - Treasury Agent
Douglas Spencer ... Prison Chaplain
Joan Miller Joan Miller ... Mrs. Clara Evans
William Forrest ... Prison Warden
Joseph Crehan ... Burns, Prison Guard
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Storyline

The US secret service goes after a counterfeit ring, whose engraver Eugene Deane has covertly constructed his plates while serving a life sentence in San Quentin. In order to infiltrate the gang, federal agent John Riggs poses as an Eastern kingpin who wants to purchase a large quantity of the fake currency. During his investigations he falls in love with beautiful Nora Craig... Written by Christof Roscher

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Union 1-1000 See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

During the opening montage, there is a shot of a theatre marquee advertising "Red River." Editor Christian Nyby obviously inserted this as an inside-joke hat-tip to himself and cinematographer Russell Harlan, both of whom worked on both pictures. See more »

Goofs

About 3:30 minutes before the end of the picture, John Riggs is shot in the right shoulder. 30 seconds later, he is seen clutching his left shoulder. See more »

Connections

References Red River (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Je T'Aime
Written by Fritz Rotter & Harold Stern
Sung by Kippee Valez
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Pacy T-Man movie from the director of STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR.
14 October 2001 | by noir guySee all my reviews

Pacy T-Man movie, one of only three directed by Boris Ingster, whose STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR is held by many to be the film which kicked off the 'film noir' cycle. A narrative voiceover lends a pseudo-documentary air to the tale of a square-jawed treasury agent, John Riggs (Don DeFore), who is tasked with cracking a counterfeiting ring initiated by a dying master forger from inside his jail cell. Once on the trail, Riggs adopts a false identity in the hope of ingratiating himself with the crooks, and this brings him into contact with larcenously inclined hotel manageress Nora Craig (Andrea King). Although this is fairly standard stuff, with the rather annoying voiceover failing to ratchet up the tension as it did in Kubrick's THE KILLING, Russell Harlan's often moody location cinematography (see also GUN CRAZY & RIOT IN CELL BLOCK 11) and King's hardboiled femme, together with one or two nifty, if contrived, twists make this a worthwhile diversion for fans of noir obscura.


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