Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A covert FBI agent infiltrates a ruthless gangster mob, but his life is at risk from a mysterious informant who funnels inside information to the hoodlums.
Twentieth Century-Fox remade this story as House of Bamboo (1955). It was directed by Samuel Fuller, and starred Robert Stack, Robert Ryan, and Shirley Yamaguchi. Joseph MacDonald served as director of photography on both movies.
Out kinda late, ain'tcha?
Gene Cordell: What's the idea?
Shivvy: Where ya been, Georgie?
Gene Cordell: I took a ferry across the river.
Shivvy: What for?
Gene Cordell: What's it to ya?
Shivvy: What business you got across the river?
Gene Cordell: I said, what's it to ya?
Shivvy: You don't take ferryboat rides in the middle of the night for ...
Gene Cordell: ...
When the load of newspapers is thrown on the rain-soaked street from the moving vehicle it rolls over ensuring that both sides have been exposed to the street's wetness. However the resultant cut-in shows the news headlines clean and dry with no hint of dirt or moisture.