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(aka "Forgery" or "Union 1-1000")

 

directed by Boris Ingster
USA 1950

 

Southside 1-1000 has to work hard to wash out the sour taste left by its obligatory, patriotic opening: Stock battle footage runs under a voice-over linking the importance of a sound national currency to the Korean conflict (then playing at a theater of war near you) and the diabolical, all-encompassing threat of Communist domination. Whew! (It was the early cold-war era, and viewers were all but required to swear a loyalty oath before they could enjoy even a B-programmer.) Unluckily, it doesn't work hard enough.

Locked up in a federal pen, a top-notch forger pores over his Bible until lights out, when he whisks out his engraving tools and etches the plates for `queer.' Smuggled out, they go on the presses turning out counterfeit bills to be uttered at race tracks and Vegas poker parlors. G-Man Don DeFore (an avuncular figure familiar from television - Ozzie and Harriet, Hazel) goes undercover to track down and infiltrate the source of the funny money. Middleman Barry Kelley goes down (literally, through a window) but the brains of the operation stay at large. Then, as a big-spending good-time Charley, DeFore catches the eye of Andrea King, daughter of the old jailbird. But his cover is blown at his moment of greatest peril....

Excerpt of review from Bill McVicar at imdb.com located HERE

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Theatrical Release: 16 November 1950

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DVD Review: Warner Home Video (Film Noir Archive Collection) - Region 0 - NTSC

Big thanks to Gregory Meshman for the Review!

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Distribution

Warner Home Video

Region 0 - NTSC

Runtime 1:19:21
Video

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 7.7 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.

Bitrate

Audio Dolby Digital Mono (English)
Subtitles None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Warner Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• None

DVD Release Date: August 21st, 2012
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Chapters 28

 

Comments

Southside 1-1000 is a decent crime drama from Allied Artists that previously has been nearly impossible to see in a watchable transfer. Warner released the film on made-on-demand disc in their new Film Noir Archive Collection using a new progressive transfer from the best available elements and this B-picture looks better than what can be expected.

There is very minimal damage on the print and the truly noir conclusion can be appreciated much better than what previously been available on bootleg releases. Unfortunately, a trailer is not available for this film to be included as an extra, but still, this is a recommended released for any noir fan.

  - Gregory Meshman

 


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Region 0 - NTSC

 




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