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The Street with No Name (1948)

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A covert FBI agent infiltrates a ruthless gangster mob, but his life is at risk from a mysterious informant who funnels inside information to the hoodlums.

Director:

William Keighley

Writer:

Harry Kleiner (original screen play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mark Stevens ... Gene Cordell / George Manly
Richard Widmark ... Alec Stiles
Lloyd Nolan ... Inspector George A. Briggs
Barbara Lawrence ... Judy Stiles
Ed Begley ... Chief Bernard Harmatz
Donald Buka ... Shivvy
Joseph Pevney ... Matty
John McIntire ... Cy Gordon
Walter Greaza Walter Greaza ... Police Lt. Paul Staller
Howard Smith ... Commissioner Ralph Demory
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Storyline

After two gang-related killings in "Center City," a suspect (who was framed) is arrested, released on bail...and murdered. Inspector Briggs of the FBI recruits a young agent, Gene Cordell, to go undercover in the shadowy Skid Row area (alias George Manly) as a potential victim of the same racket. Soon, Gene meets Alec Stiles, neurotic mastermind who's "building an organization along scientific lines." Stiles recruits Cordell, whose job becomes a lot more dangerous... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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A New Era Of Violence In The Making... A New Kind Of Gangster On The Loose! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1948 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The FBI Story See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Joan Chandler was originally cast as Mark Stevens' fiancee, but this character did not appear in the completed film. See more »

Goofs

When the load of newspapers is thrown on the rain-soaked street from the moving vehicle it rolls over ensuring that both sides have been exposed to the street's wetness. However the resultant cut-in shows the news headlines clean and dry with no hint of dirt or moisture. See more »

Quotes

Alec Stiles: What's the use of having a war if you don't learn from it?
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Connections

Spun-off from The House on 92nd Street (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Face
(1926) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Akst
Played on the arcade piano
Also played at the saloon
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Richard Widmark at his nastiest best
15 November 2005 | by chris_gaskin123See all my reviews

The Street With No Name was one of Richard Widmark's first movie roles and he plays a similar role in this as he did in Kiss of Death. He certainly plays a nasty piece of work here and is also a wife-beater.

It is told in semi-documentary style and shot well in black and white, is very atmospheric and has a good music score too.

Also in the cast are Mark Stevens, Lloyd Nolan, Barbara Lawrence and John McIntire (Wagon Train). Great parts from all.

The Street With No Name is worth checking out if you get the chance. Great stuff.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5.


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