Thursday, May 13, 2010

365 Movies: The Street with No Name Review

The Street with No Name stars Mark Stevens, Richard Widmark, and Lloyd Nolan in this 1948 film. The film is about new recruit, Gene Cordell(Stevens), who is assigned for an undercover job. Gene's job is to find out, who committed two murders, so he comes up(with the help of the F.B.I.) with a fake identity. Attracted to his personality is bad boy, Alec Stiles(Widmark) who enlists, Gene (now known as George Manly) into his gang. Gene is able to look, just like one of the guys but immediately when he's away from gang, he reports what's happening to the F.B.I. This was a thrilling and smart psychological film, that had the feeling, it was a documentary. Richard Widmark is probably my favorite bad guy of all time. He's perfect in "Kiss of Death" and in "Road House", and in this, he's the top. There were so many amazing scenes in this, especially towards the end. I really don't want to give too much away, but the ending, will leave you speechless. Mark Stevens was marvelous, and I look forward to seeing him in more. While watching this, I thought he looked a lot like Dana Andrews, and his acting style was quite similar to Dana's.

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