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Finger Man (1955)

An ex-con goes undercover for the government to "finger" the crime boss who made his sister a drug addict.

Director:

Harold D. Schuster (as Harold Schuster)

Writers:

Norris Lipsius (story), John Lardner (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frank Lovejoy ... Casey Martin
Forrest Tucker ... Dutch Becker
Peggie Castle ... Gladys Baker
Timothy Carey ... Lou Terpe
John Cliff ... Johnny Cooper
William F. Leicester William F. Leicester ... Jim Rogers (as William Leicester)
Glen Gordon Glen Gordon ... Carlos Armor (as Glenn Gordon)
John Close John Close ... 'Big' Walters
Hugh Sanders ... Mr. Burns
Evelyn Eaton Evelyn Eaton ... Lucille Martin
Charles Maxwell Charles Maxwell ... Fred Amory
Dorothy Green ... Candy
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Storyline

Treasury agents, desperate to get evidence on syndicate kingpin Dutch Becker, give ex-con hood Casey Martin a choice...life in prison or courting sudden death as a government 'finger man.' Finding that his sister is now a drug addict thanks to Becker, Martin agrees to go undercover. Becker's chief aide proves to be sadistic Lou Terpe, Martin's former cellmate whom he can't stand the sight of. And the danger hanging over Martin expands to threaten those around him... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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"I put the finger on Public Enemy Number One!"


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dark Venture See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The Yellow Taxi that drops off Casey in front of the warehouse is a 1953 Plymouth. See more »

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Tough guy turns on mob.
22 December 2000 | by mark-460See all my reviews

"Casey Martin" can take the final fall for a life of crime or cut a deal with T-Men to go undercover. It takes a tough guy, up against the wall, to tackle the assignment. The actors and script follow through to deliver a good tale. It's surprising that major studios were still making Black & White films in 1955, but the format seems to fit this story.


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