Synopsis: United States Treasury agents O'Brien and Genaro infiltrate a counterfeiting ring which has some dangerously good paper. This is supposedly based on several actual Treasury cases.
Director(s): Anthony Mann
Production: Edward Small Productions
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min

This thing must be approached

through Detroit.

You remember the Capone case?

- Who doesn't?

We attacked through Brooklyn

to win in Chicago.

Same thing here.

Detour to Detroit to crack

a Los Angeles setup.

It'll have to be a "rope-in" job.

All undercover.

I'm trying to get a couple of agents

into the Vantucci Mob in Detroit.

It's funny...

This will give the Vantucci's

a little borrowed time.

The Alcohol Tax Unit was going to

lower the boom on them next week.

But now we need Mr. Vantucci.

Let's find 2 agents with the ability

to pass as mobsters...

and possibly some knowledge

of Italian.

Men who've never worked in Detroit

or Los Angeles.

Of the 2 agents Carson picked,

the first was recalled

for the St. Louis office.

His file card read, "Dennis O'Brien. "

Born New York City.

Raised near Italian section,

Mulberry St.

Agent for 9 years.

Broke the Mazaratti

and Stevens cases.

Undercover once for 8 months,

again for 3.


Parents now living in Boston.

From the Indianapolis office, came

Carson's other choice...

Anthony Genaro.

Born San Francisco.

University of California.

Married Mary Bennett, 1947.

Speaks fluent Italian.

Agent for 2 years since discharge

from Army.

So you go to Detroit cold.

Start at the bottom

and work up step-by-step.

A fragment of fact here and there.

Make your own picture of things.

There's nothing compulsory about

this assignment.

You can turn it down

without prejudice.

Did you hear anybody say anything?

- No.

I don't stick other men's necks out.

Genaro, where's your wife?

She's visiting her mother

in San Francisco.

Not so good.

I'll write and tell her...

- No, don't tell her where you are.

Any questions?

Anything not clear?

I guess not.

Contact us through our

Detroit office. Good luck!

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John C. Higgins

John C. Higgins (April 28, 1908 – July 2, 1995) was an American screenwriter. During the 1930s and early 1940s, the Winnipeg, Canada-born scribe worked on mostly complex murder mystery films, including the Spencer Tracy film Murder Man (1935). During the late 1940s, Higgins continued to pen thrillers, including semidocumentary-style films, including director Anthony Mann's He Walked By Night, Raw Deal, T-Men and Border Incident. Higgins also wrote horror films like the Basil Rathbone starrer The Black Sleep (1956) and Higgins last film Daughters of Satan (1972). Higgins also wrote the science fiction film Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964) and the adventure film Impasse (1969). more…

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