The Street with No Name (1948) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Street with No Name (1948)




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FBI operative Mark Stevens is dispatched by his boss Lloyd Nolan to infiltrate a criminal gang. Stevens ingratiates himself with Richard Widmark, the gang's leader, then helps concoct a robbery that will deliver the criminals into the hands of the authorities. But there's an informant in the police department, who gets word back to Widmark. Aware that there's a stoolie in his gang, Widmark automatically assumes that his wife Barbara Lawrence is the guilty party, and beats her senseless. Eventually determining that Stevens is the "mole," Widmark methodically plans to kill Stevens during a holdup; by this time, however, the FBI is a step or so ahead of him. Remade in 1955 by Samuel Fuller as House of Bamboo. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Mark Stevens
as Gene Cordell
Richard Widmark
as Alec Stiles
Lloyd Nolan
as Inspector Briggs
Barbara Lawrence
as Judy Stiles
Ed Begley Sr.
as Chief Harmatz
John McIntire
as Cy Gordon
Walter Greaza
as Lt. Staller
Howard Smith
as Commissioner Demory
Howard I. Smith
as Commissioner Demory
Don Kohler
as FBI Agent Atkins
Larry Anzalone
as Sparring Partner
Joan Chandler
as Joan Mitchell
Joan Blair
as Valentine Leval
Kitty McHugh
as Waitress
Joe Haworth
as Sgt. Bryant
Mike Kilian
as Police Sergeant
Edmund Cobb
as Desk Sergeant
Philip Van Zandt
as Manager of Bonding Company
Al Thompson
as Hotel Clerk
George Leonard
as Ticket Taker
Don Jessee
as Scar-Faced Tough
Joe McTurk
as Fight Manager
Billy Wayne
as Fight Trainer
Wally Rose
as Ring Manager
Scott Wallace
as Ring Manager
Kid Wagner
as Old Pug
Charles Tannen
as Cab Driver
Fred Graham
as Bank Clerk
Lyle Latell
as Officer
Sammy Shack
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for The Street with No Name

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

As a cops-and-robbers extravagance, it would be a good, if stubbornly routine, job. Its special distinction is that it pauses every few minutes for an illustrated lecture on the internal operations of the FBI.

January 5, 2018 | Full Review…

This dreamscape of vice is the American cinematic paradise, a visual and aural carnival appropriate to the gang leader played by Richard Widmark in high psychotic gear.

August 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Vivid, rousing crime film depicts its tough urban area as a paradise for men.

November 21, 2017 | Full Review…

...engaging thanks to some expectedly hard-bitten dialogue and Widmark's charismatic, sinister performance.

July 23, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The film noir gets its colorful flavorings from star Richard Widmark playing another psychopathic killer like he did in Kiss of Death.

February 15, 2005 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Street with No Name


Essentially a propaganda piece with J. Edgar Hoover's fingerprints all over it. Still, it's taunt, methodical and filled with noteworthy performances. Not great but not at all bad.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer


When you base a crime movie on actual cases they're either brilliant or boring. This one is in between.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


Richard Widmark offers his usual fine performance but the film is seriously dated.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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