This B film noir features the rare lead role of a female detective. Mary Ryan takes a course in shoplifting in order to work undercover and bust a notorious fence. She poses as a prison inmate to gain the confidence of a con man’s accomplices and after her release from jail, joins his gang and participates in the robbery of a fur warehouse. 1949, U.S., BW, 35mm, 68 minutes.
A fashion model before becoming a rising actress in Hollywood, Marsha Hunt was gray-listed for her participation in a famous protest in Washington, D.C. of the HUAC’s treatment of the Hollywood Ten. After 1952 she was only offered a handful of minor parts. Her films include Raw Deal (1948), Take One False Step (1949), and The Happy Time (1952).