Main Street After Dark (1944)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Propaganda Film  |   Run Time - 57 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Produced by the same team responsible for MGM's Crime Does Not Pay short subjects, Main Street After Dark is an energetic crime melodrama with a topical wartime theme. The film's criminal element is a family of pickpockets, who've been fleecing visiting servicemen. The crooks are challenged by a civic clean-up committee, and are brought to justice by the time the film's allotted 57 minutes have run their course. Only MGM could produce a "B" picture with a star lineup including Edward Arnold, Hume Cronyn, Dan Duryea and Audrey Totter. Main Street After Dark also provided a good showcase for newcomer Gloria Grahame as the prettiest of the pickpockets.

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con/scam, family, pickpocket, servicemen, committee, war