The Counterfeiters (1953)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Italy, USA  |  
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This Italian crime melodrama may remind some viewers of the methodical American TV series Dragnet. In trailing a gang of counterfeiters, the authorities follow the trail of clues to a small town. Here the creation of "funny money" is the principal industry --and the job is made easier because the counterfeiters have been able to get their hands on the same type of paper used for legal tender. Police inspector Moroni (Fosco Giachetti) continues to dog the criminals' trail to Naples, where the film comes to a rousing conclusion. A few arbitrarily inserted dance sequences involving a sexy young girl were added to hype the film's box-office appeal.



counterfeit, detective, investigation, Italy, law-enforcement, private-detective, ring [jewelry]