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      The Undercover Man

      1949 1h 25m Crime Drama List
      60% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 79% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Determined Treasury Department investigator Frank Warren (Glenn Ford) goes after a ruthless mobster known as The Big Fellow. When a key informant is murdered, Warren pursues the gangster on charges of tax evasion. But, with a slick mob lawyer hampering him at every turn, and threats being lobbed toward Warren's wife (Nina Foch), the lawman's chances of achieving a conviction are slim to none. His only hope is that one syndicate bookkeeper will have the courage to turn state's evidence. Read More Read Less

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      Virginia Graham London Evening Standard A sensible, short, moderately exciting and well constructed thriller. May 26, 2021 Full Review Yasser Medina Cinefilia Lewis offers, I think, slight moments of B-movie intrigue with Glenn Ford, but his moralizing line about the ethics of duty traces a predictable trajectory that softens the plot until it becomes dull. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 6/10 Oct 10, 2022 Full Review Moira Walsh America Magazine It serves only to affirm a truism already known to every tax-paying adult: no matter how it is served up, the income tax is a dull and painful subject. Jul 15, 2021 Full Review Michael E. Grost Classic Film and Television Highly creative crime film, with visually inventive direction. Aug 8, 2008 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A very solid crime thriller shot in semi-documentary style. Rated: B Apr 28, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      deke p 1949! B&W Noir. GLENN FORD great, as usual. T-man vs Gangsters in big city. Never heard of until saw on The MOVIE Channel 1.20.2022 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member GlennFord didn't make any bad movies. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Solid B with terrific cast. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Joseph H. Lewis directed this gritty little crime story that seems loosely based on Al Capone being taken down by Elliott Ness, with Glenn Ford in as the Ness figure. It's not so much film noir as it's a down-and-dirty crime film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Highly creative crime film, with visually inventive direction. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Not the greatest Lewis but the visuals are always compelling. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Determined Treasury Department investigator Frank Warren (Glenn Ford) goes after a ruthless mobster known as The Big Fellow. When a key informant is murdered, Warren pursues the gangster on charges of tax evasion. But, with a slick mob lawyer hampering him at every turn, and threats being lobbed toward Warren's wife (Nina Foch), the lawman's chances of achieving a conviction are slim to none. His only hope is that one syndicate bookkeeper will have the courage to turn state's evidence.
      Director
      Joseph H. Lewis
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 6, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 25m