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Geheimagent T


Regie Anthony Mann
USA, 1947
Film noir

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Dennis O’Brien (Dennis O’Keefe) und Tony Genaro (Alfred Ryder) sind Agenten des Finanzministeriums (“T-Men”), die in Detroit und Los Angeles undercover gehen, um einen US-Falschgeld-Ring hochzunehmen.

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Geheimagent T Regie Anthony Mann

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Academy Awards

1948 | Nominiert: Best Sound, Recording


Both [T-Men and Rawl Deal] are master classes in composition; they rest firmly in the tradition of the American cinema of the 1940s. But the earlier movie is, for me at least, considerably less poignant—and not just because of its docudrama mode, which entails impersonal voiceover narration and a clinical approach to plotting. All that imagery sustained in long take: it serves the senses and the intellect more than the heart.
October 30, 2017
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Forgiving the anonymous voiceover providing often unnecessary exposition along the way, there is considerable time spent on the technical facets and functions of the profession. T-Men thus becomes a procedural criminal case study, less noir in content, perhaps, but full throttle in terms of unlawful ambiance.
August 09, 2017
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  • Dave's rating of the film Geheimagent T

    To me, T-Men remains the best noir that Anthony Mann made. Yes, the voice-overs make things dated, but if they can be ignored the rest of the film is superb. Mann and DP John Alton show why they are among the finest director-cinematographer duos in Hollywood history. A great noir that would be nearly perfect if not for the dreadful voice-overs.

  • El Biffo's rating of the film Geheimagent T

    Classic American-style crime picture. Noir Photography by John Alton (The Big Combo) looks great on the big screen.

  • dionysus67's rating of the film Geheimagent T

    A hybrid noir specimen somewhat marred by the voice-over narration and the over-idealistic beginning and end. Yet, it features some terrific cinematography which includes anthology pieces: the nearly homoerotic sauna shots, the brilliant low-angle lavatory shots, the countless close-ups punctuated by uncanny superimpositions in Chinatown, the quintessentially noir finale in the docks. A filmic punch to the genre.

  • mpho3's rating of the film Geheimagent T

    "We shot scenes just as they came along. We shot under all conditions. Our night shots were made with almost no lights. It's natural and real, and that's what makes it dramatic. We did almost all our street scenes with masked cameras and in more cases than we expected passers-by never realized they were in the middle of a movie scene." John Alton, T-Men pressbook (The Crime Films of Anthony Mann by Max Alvarez)

  • Ghostman's rating of the film Geheimagent T

    Brilliantly shot by the great cinematographer John Alton and skillfully directed by Anthony Mann, one gets a real sense of the trials and tribulations of what it must have been to be like to be an undercover agent against crime. Although it features an unnecessary and sermonic voiceover narration throughout the proceedings and despite the overly one-sided depiction of monetary crimes, T-Men is a solid crime picture.

  • Tja's rating of the film Geheimagent T

    'Hand-picked?' For 1947 it's poor viewing. The print is grainy and the documentary style is not sustained, dropping out early, but jackbooting back to acknowledge the dead a couple of minutes before the close. T-men, G-men, Z-men! What is it with these hyphenated, under-cover state-sanctioned law enforcers in trilbies, sacrificing themselves to save the Nation while unmentioned, the rich legitimately evade taxes?

  • Laura Suffield's rating of the film Geheimagent T

    Gripping use of locations which really conveys the seedy atmosphere of these big US cities at the time in a semi-documentary manner. Also outstanding camera angles and lighting, but for me the plot really dragged and the acting was somehow uncharismatic. And yes the voice-over is so dire it's quite funny.

  • Loz Loory's rating of the film Geheimagent T

    Hahaha. Watching this movie you'd never know 1/2 of the world's population is made of women. J. Edgar Hoover would have strongly approved of this script. Yes, great cinematography. Still, this is when the post-war gutting of women from Hollywood jobs to make way for returning soldiers began. Ex: From the 1920s until WWII, women made up 20% of film editors. After WWII, the figure dropped to 2% & remains there today.

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