WriterGordon Gordon, Mildred Gordon Release dateSeptember 2, 1954 Based onnovel Case File FBI ScreenplayBernard C. Schoenfeld, Gordon Gordon, Mildred Gordon CastBroderick 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) Similar moviesBlackhat, The Rock, The X Files: I Want to Believe, Sicario, War, The Kingdom
TaglineDown This Street Raced Dead-End Violence... Down This One Stretched Excitement Taut As Silk!
Down Three Dark Streets is a 1954 documentary-style film, starring Broderick Crawford and directed by Arnold Laven. The screenplay was written by Gordon and Mildred Gordon, based on their novel Case File FBI.
FBI agent John Ripley investigates the three cases his murdered partner Zack Stewart was working on, thinking there could be a connection.
One involves wanted fugitive Joe Walpo, who has killed a gas-station attendant. Another concerns a department store fashion buyer, Kate Martell, who is being extorted by a man threatening to kill her daughter.
Ripley and his new partner trail Connie Anderson, a girlfriend of Walpo's, to his hideout, where Ripley shoots him. Then they follow Kate to the "Hollywood" sign in the hills above Los Angeles, where she has been told to bring the money. There the extortionist is revealed to be a man named Milson who had shown a romantic interest in Kate, leading to a confrontation with Ripley.
Broderick Crawford as FBI Agent John Ripley
Ruth Roman as Kate Martell
Martha Hyer as Connie Anderson
Marisa Pavan as Julie Angelino
Max Showalter (credited as Casey Adams) as Dave Milson
Jay Adler as Uncle Max
Claude Akins as Matty Pavelich
J. Edgar Hoover objected to early drafts of the script.