Considered one of the finest of the "docu-noirs" that captured Hollywood's imagination in the 40s,T-Men is the ostensibly true story of a pair of Treasury agents who race from Detroit to Los Angeles to stop a murderous counterfeiting ring. Featuring two of Poverty Row's bluntest actors in Dennis O'Keefe and Alfred Ryder (who are perfect as the cops whose dogged pursuit of the bad guys veers ever so close to brutality), the real star of the film is cinematographer John Alton, whose work in noir is unparalleled. Originally released by Eagle-Lion Films
Presented by The Heights Theater and the Trylon Cinema
35mm print courtesy The Library of Congress.