Introduced by Max Alvarez, and followed by a book signing in the Moving Image Store
Dir. Anthony Mann. 1947, 92 mins. 35mm archival print from the Library of Congress. With Dennis O’Keefe, Wallace Ford, Alfred Ryder. Treasury agents go undercover to penetrate a gang of Los Angeles counterfeiters in this film noir that Mann considered his first real film. The first collaboration between Mann and great cinematographer John Alton boasts vivid location photography, mesmerizing uses of low angles and deep focus, a powerhouse cast, and a stunningly lit steam bath murder scene.
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