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Down Three Dark Streets (1954)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 2 September 1954 (USA)
An FBI agent investigates the murder of his partner by taking over the 3 cases he was working on, determined to find his killer.

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Arnold Laven

Writers:

Gordon Gordon (screenplay) (as The Gordons), Mildred Gordon (screenplay) (as The Gordons) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Broderick Crawford ... FBI Agent John 'Rip' Ripley
Ruth Roman ... Kate Martell
Martha Hyer ... Connie Anderson
Marisa Pavan ... Julie Angelino
Max Showalter ... Dave Millson (as Casey Adams)
Kenneth Tobey ... FBI Agent Zack Stewart
Gene Reynolds ... Vince Angelino
William Johnstone William Johnstone ... FBI Chief Frank Pace
Harlan Warde ... FBI Agent Greg Barker
Jay Adler ... Uncle Max - aka Charles Martell
Claude Akins ... Matty Pavelich
Suzanne Alexander ... Brenda Ralles
Myra Marsh Myra Marsh ... Mrs. Downes
Joe Bassett Joe Bassett ... Joe Walpo - aka Joe Allen
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Storyline

When FBI Agent Zack Stewart is killed, Agent John Ripley takes over the three cases he was working on, hoping one will lead to his killer. The first involves gangster Joe Walpo and Ripley finds his hideout through Joe's girl friend, Connie Anderson. Joe is killed but it is established he was 400 miles away when Stewart was murdered. The next involves a car-theft gang which Ripley breaks up by using one of the gang, Vince Angelino and his wife Julie. The last case involves Kate Martell, the victim of an extortionist who threatens to kidnap her child unless she pays him $10,000. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Down This Street Raced Dead-End Violence... Down This One Stretched Excitement Taut As Silk! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drei dunkle Straßen See more »

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Production Co:

Edward Small Productions See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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FBI Agent John 'Rip' Ripley: Sometimes you meet some nice people in this business.
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An Extended Episode of "The F.B.I."
25 August 2007 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

It's "The F.B.I." starring Broderick Crawford, with special guest star Ruth Roman. The film begins promising - you expect a great interwoven, mysterious plot; but, it doesn't really work out that way. Instead, it's an extended TV crime drama, with stuff that may have been a little too sexy and violent for the time (so, couldn't they have put SOME bruise make-up on the blind woman?).

The title "Down Three Dark Streets" refers to three seemingly unrelated crimes Mr. Broderick's F.B.I. solves. It seems like you need a notepad to keep track of events, but you'll get along by paying attention to the extortion plot involving Ms. Roman.

Performance-wise, it's Roman's film. There are a lot of recognizable faces, though. Martha Hyer gives a Marilyn Monroe-type performance, as directed (Arnold Laven). Other than that, there are some Los Angeles-area location scenes that are very nice to see; the location scenery is the movie's highlight - climaxing by the "HOLLYWOOD sign".

**** Down Three Dark Streets (1954) Arnold Laven ~ Ruth Roman, Broderick Crawford, Martha Hyer


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