Tag Archives: James Whitmore

Joseph H. Lewis – The Undercover Man (1949)

“The Inside Storyo of a Great U.S. Criminal Investigation”
Frank Warren is a treasury agent assigned to put an end to the activities of a powerful mob crime boss. The agent struggles to put together a case but is frustrated when all he finds are terrified witnesses and corrupt police officers. Although most informants end up dead, Agent Warren gets critical information about the mob from an unlikely source.

The film was based on an article entitled “He Trapped Capone,” the first part of the autobiography Undercover Man by Federal Agent Frank J. Wilson, which was serialized in Collier’s in 1947. (Wikipedia) Read More »

    Enzo G. Castellari – La Polizia incrimina la legge assolve AKA High Crime (1973)

    Description:
    Franco Nero is Commissioner Belli, a tough cop going hard after a very large international narcotics ring. Naturally there are people who do not like what he is doing. Belli plays it cool until they mess with his family. Then it’s not only about bringing the pushers to justice, but getting revenge as well. With a truly mesmerizing score by Guido De Angelis & Maurizio De Angelis, High Crime is a truly great film experience that lives up to it’s hype. Read More »

      Gordon Douglas – Them! (1954)

      Synopsis:
      In the New Mexico desert, Police Sgt. Ben Peterson and his partner find a child wandering in the desert and sooner they discover that giant ants are attacking the locals. FBI agent Robert Graham teams up with Ben and with the support of Dr. Harold Medford and his daughter Dr. Patricia ‘Pat’ Medford, they destroy the colony of ants in the middle of the desert. Dr. Harold Medford explains that the atomic testing in 1945 developed the dangerous mutant ants. But they also discover that two queen ants have flown away to Los Angeles and they are starting a huge colony in the underground of the city. When a mother reports that her two children are missing, the team and the army have a lead to follow. Will they arrive in time to save the children and destroy the colony? Read More »