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(aka "Down 3 Dark Streets " )


directed by Arnold Laven
USA 1954


Broderick Crawford as Agent Ripley takes over three cases for a murdered FBI man in "Down Three Dark Streets," a 1954 film also starring Ruth Roman, Marisa Pavan, Martha Hyer, and Max Showalter.

This is one of those police or FBI films done in semi-documentary style that abounded in the '50s. Each woman is involved in a crime; Roman is being threatened with her daughter's life if she doesn't turn over her late husband's insurance money; Pavan is the blind wife of a man jailed for being involved in car theft, but he won't reveal any information about the ring; and Hyer is the girlfriend of a wanted killer who is on the run. When two murders occur, Ripley is convinced they're tied to one of the cases, but which one? Great '50s LA sites are a highlight of this film, along with a suspenseful ending.

Excerpt of review from blanche-2 at located HERE


Theatrical Release: 2 September 1954 (USA)

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Big thanks to Gregory Meshman for the Review!

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Runtime 1:25:27

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.49 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio Dolby Digital Mono (English)
Subtitles None
Features Release Information:
Studio: MGM

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• None

DVD Release Date: June 27th, 2011
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Down Three Dark Streets is an unusual crime drama with three different investigations intertwined to find a cop killer. MGM released the film as part of their now defunct Limited Edition Collection of made-on-demand discs.

The progressive transfer is open-matte and per usual for MGM black-and-white films in this collection, there is a greenish hue on some monitors. The mono soundtrack is decent, but there are no extras provided on the disc.

  - Gregory Meshman


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