Down Three Dark Streets
|Down Three Dark Streets|
|File:Down Three Dark Streets FilmPoster.jpeg|
|Directed by||Arnold Laven|
Jules V. Levy
Edward Small (executive)
|Based on||novel Case File FBI|
|Music by||Paul Sawtell|
|Cinematography||Joseph F. Biroc|
|Edited by||Grant Whytock|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|September 2, 1954|
Down Three Dark Streets is a 1954 documentary-style film, starring Broderick Crawford and directed by Arnold Laven. The screenplay was written by Gordon and Mildred Gordon, based on their novel Case File FBI.
FBI agent John Ripley investigates the three cases his murdered partner Zack Stewart was working on, thinking there could be a connection.
One involves wanted fugitive Joe Walpo, who has killed a gas-station attendant. Another concerns a department store fashion buyer, Kate Martell, who is being extorted by a man threatening to kill her daughter.
Ripley and his new partner trail Connie Anderson, a girlfriend of Walpo's, to his hideout, where Ripley shoots him. Then they follow Kate to the "Hollywood" sign in the hills above Los Angeles, where she has been told to bring the money. There the extortionist is revealed to be a man named Milson who had shown a romantic interest in Kate, leading to a confrontation with Ripley.
- Broderick Crawford as FBI Agent John Ripley
- Ruth Roman as Kate Martell
- Martha Hyer as Connie Anderson
- Marisa Pavan as Julie Angelino
- Max Showalter (credited as Casey Adams) as Dave Milson
- Claude Akins as Matty Pavelich
- Palace Offers a Melodrama About F. B. I. O. A. G.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 04 Sep 1954: 6.
- Three Dark Streets article at Turner Classic Movies accessed 1 June 2013
- Down Three Dark Streets at the Internet Movie Database
- Down Three Dark Streets at the TCM Movie Database
- Down Three Dark Streets at AllMovie
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