7duffy

I'm guessing this was one of the first Docu-Noir's to be produced, because it has too many illuminating facts and not enough Noir story telling. I think the balance between documentary and movie was better accomplished in the pseudo-sequel: The Street With No Name, in which Lloyd Nolan reprises his role as FBI Investigator Briggs. This film employs "Voice of God" narration to inform the audience of background information discovered regarding the criminal activities, even before the spies in the story find out what is going on. This might have been ground-breaking, back in the day, but I don't think it works too well now.

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