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Director  Boris Ingster
Story by  Milton M. Raison
Country  United States
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Film-Noir, Crime
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Language  English
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Release date  November 12, 1950 (1950-11-12) (United States)
Writer  Milton Raison (story), Bert C. Brown (story), Leo Townsend (screenplay), Boris Ingster (screenplay)
Screenplay  Boris Ingster, Milton M. Raison, Leo Townsend, Bert C. Brown
Cast  Don DeFore (John Riggs / Nick Starnes), Andrea King (Nora Craig), George Tobias (Reggie), Barry Kelley (Bill Evans), Morris Ankrum (Eugene Deane), Robert Osterloh (Albert)
Similar movies  Salt, White House Down, Olympus Has Fallen, In the Line of Fire, Murder at 1600, Absolute Power

A Treasury agent cracks down on a counterfeiting operation behind prison walls.

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Southside 1-1000 is a 1950 semidocumentary-style film noir directed by Boris Ingster and featuring Don DeFore, Andrea King, George Tobias and Gerald Mohr as the off-screen narrator.

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The U.S. Secret Service goes after a counterfeiting ring by placing one of it's agents in a criminal mob.

Plot

Based on a true story, the US secret service goes after a gang of counterfeiters, whose engraver (Morris Ankrum) has secretly constructed his plates while in prison. A federal agent (Don DeFore) poses as the counterfeiters contact man in order to purchase enough bills to incriminate the gang.

Cast

  • Don DeFore as John Riggs/Nick Starnes
  • Andrea King as Nora Craig
  • George Tobias as Reggie
  • Barry Kelley as Bill Evans
  • Morris Ankrum as Eugene Deane
  • Robert Osterloh as Albert
  • Charles Cane as Harris
  • Kippee Valez as Singer
  • Joe Turkel as Frankie
  • John Harmon as Nimble Willie
  • G. Pat Collins as Hugh B. Pringle - Treasury Agent
  • Douglas Spencer as Prison Chaplain
  • Joan Miller as Mrs. Clara Evans
  • William Forrest as Prison Warden
  • Production

    The final fight-to-the-death scene was filmed aboard Los Angeles "Angels Flight", a cable-car service hanging 40 feet above the ground.

    Reception

    Film critic Craig Butler of Allmovie wrote, "Southside 1-1000 is a good pseudo-noir film told in pseudodocumentary fashion, but it also must register as a bit of a disappointment. Its functional and all the parts fit together smoothly, making it run like a fairly well-oiled machine but it lacks real spark. Given director Boris Ingsters impressive work on the seminal Stranger on the Third Floor, one expects something a bit more unusual or off the beaten path or at least distinctive. Instead, Southside looks like it could have been the work of any competent director." The New York Times wrote, "In the cinemas library of routine gangster fiction, Southside 1-1000 merits a comfortable middle-class rating being neither especially exciting nor particularly dull." Michael Barrett of PopMatters rated it 4/10 stars and called it "an unnecessary and forgettable entry in the genre".

    References

    Southside 1-1000 Wikipedia
    Southside 1-1000 IMDb Southside 1 1000 themoviedb.org


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