Revenue Agent (1950)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Can there actually have once been a film in which an IRS agent is the hero? Yes, and it was titled Revenue Agent. Douglas Kennedy is your friendly tax man, here attempting to to trap a clever smuggler (Onslow Stevens), who plans to sneak $1,000,000 worth of duty-free gold dust into Mexico. Kennedy also finds time to solve a murder case, as revenue agents often do in the fantasyland of Hollywood B-pictures. And, while resting between audits, Kennedy romances Columbia starlet Jean Willes (late of the studio's Three Stooges comedies). Revenue Agent is another sausage from quick-turnover producer Sam Katzman--one of his few Columbia efforts without gunslingers or harem girls.

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IRS (Internal Revenue Service), murder, smuggling, Mexico