On Saturday Matinee, we showcase full-length films from or about the diesel era. If you have any favorites you would love to see on the next Saturday Matinee, shoot me a message or comment in the box below.
On this rainy Saturday, we're playing another noir classic. This time, it's T-Men from 1947.
The story is about two US Treasury agents who go undercover in an attempt to break a counterfeiting ring.
The agents try to join the gang by posing as counterfeiters from out of town. They eventually join the gang but the stakes are set even higher when one of the agents is killed by the gang while the other undercover T-man watches in horror.
With Dennis O'Keefe, Alfred Ryder, and Wally Ford on screen, the real star here is John Alton's superb black and white cinematography; using harsh, minimal light, he creates a world that just peeks out of pools of black.