Produced in quasi-documentary style, this vintage crime thriller stars Broderick Crawford as FBI Agent John Ripley. When fellow G-man Zack Stewart is murdered, Ripley takes over the trio of cases Stewart had been working on.
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2 1/2 out of 5 stars. A decent triple-crime set-up but the corny propaganda angle definitely took away from Down Three Dark Streets. The finale at the Hollywood hills sign was cool, even if it was brief. Definitely non-essential.
Forgettable FBI thriller photographed by Joseph F. Biroc. A few interesting scenes though like the final under the HOLLYWOOD letters or a meeting in a cemetery. But, all in all, this film is already forgotten I'm afraid.
Honnête petit polar sans aspérité, qui rentrerait dans le lot moyen des films du genre, s'il n'y avait pas une réelle vision documentaire du travail d'investigation du Federal Bureau of Investigation qui rehausse de beaucoup l'intérêt du film... www.cinefiches.com