Down Three Dark Streets (1954)





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Coadapted by The Gordons from their novel Case File FBI, Down Three Dark Streets stars Broderick Crawford as a no-nonsense FBI agent. Hoping to avenge the death of his partner Kenneth Tobey, Crawford almost single-handedly takes on the three investigations which Tobey had been pursuing. One involves a gang of car thieves; the second concerns a fugitive gangster; and the third deals with an extortion racket. Of the three leading ladies--Martha Hyer, Ruth Roman, Marisa Pavan--Ms. Pavan turns the most fascinating performance as the blind witness to a murder. The climax is staged around the fabled "Hollywood" sign that dominates the hills bordering the film capital. Most of the production personnel involved with Down Three Dark Streets would later set up shop at Dick Powell's Four Star Productions.
Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Broderick Crawford
as FBI Agent John 'Rip' Ripley
Ruth Roman
as Kate Martell
Martha Hyer
as Connie Anderson
Marisa Pavan
as Julie Angelino
Max Showalter
as Dave Millson
Kenneth Tobey
as Zack Stewart
Gene Reynolds
as Vince Angelino
William Johnstone
as Frank Pace
Harlan Warde
as Barker
Jay Adler
as Uncle Max
Claude Akins
as Matty Pavelich
Suzanne Alexander
as Brenda Ralles
Myra Marsh
as Mrs. Dones
Joe Bassett
as Joe Walpo
Dede Gainor
as Vicki
Alexander Campbell
as Emil Shurk
Alan Dexter
as Kuppol
Larry Hudson
as Randol
Casey Adams
as Dave Millson
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Full Review… | August 7, 2006
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Full Review… | January 25, 2006
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The guilty party stood out like a right-wing Republican at a Grateful Dead concert.

Full Review… | September 4, 2001
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Audience Reviews for Down Three Dark Streets

What did you do to my wife? An FBI agent with three open cases is brutally murdered leading to his work being passed on to another young, aspiring FBI Agent. The agent picks up the cases and hopes to solve all three cases while using the details from the cases to find the man responsible for the original agent's murder and solve that crime too. "You want that little girl and I want that money." Arnold Laven, director of The Rifleman, The Big Valley, The Glory Guys, Back to the Planet of the Apes, and episodes from the television series A-Team, CHiPS, Hill Street Blues, and Fantasy Island, delivers Down Three Dark Streets. The storyline for this picture is interesting and fun to watch unfold. There is some unique drama and clever twists. "I don't like men staring at me before lunch." I came across this recently on Netflix while scrolling through the classics section and added it to my queue. This was fairly well done with some nice plot twists and character development. This is far from perfect, or an all time good classic, but it is worth a viewing. "I didn't want to stop him or his presents." Grade: C+

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