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Time Out says

The best of early Mann. A cracking little thriller about a pair of Treasury agents (O'Keefe and Ryder) required to infiltrate a Detroit counterfeiting gang, it effortlessly transcends its semi-documentary brief (with blandly 'official' commentary) to land deep in noir territory, concerned less with the heroic exploits of its T-Men than with personality perversities involved in undercover work (the wrenching imperative to deny friends, wives, feelings, even to the point of standing by while a partner is cold-bloodedly executed). John Alton's superlative camerawork counterpoints tensions and perspectives with almost geometrical precision.
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Release Details

  • Duration:96 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Anthony Mann
  • Screenwriter:John C Higgins
  • Cast:
    • Dennis O'Keefe
    • Alfred Ryder
    • Mary Meade
    • Wallace Ford
    • June Lockhart
    • Charles McGraw
    • Jane Randolph
    • Art Smith
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