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Scotland Yard Inspector Jeff MacAllister (John Sutton) works with U.S. Secret Service Agent Philip Drake (Hugh Beaumont) to track down a band of international counterfeiters. They find the leader, Norman Talbot (Herbert Rawlinson), but never with the evidence. Talbot's daughter, Margo Talbot (Doris Merrick), complicates things by falling in love with Drake and also trying to protect her father.Written by
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Lon Chaney and Scott Brady, making his screen debut
1948's "The Counterfeiters" has a stronger cast than expected for a low budget independent, with top billing going to John Sutton, investigating the source of counterfeit bills that have found their way into Britain. The gang is headed by Hugh Beaumont (LEAVE IT TO BEAVER), effectively cast against type, assisted by dimwitted Louie Struber (Lon Chaney) and timid Frankie Dodge (George O'Hanlon). Doris Merrick plays a femme fatale, orchestrating a dizzying array of twists and turns that leave both sides breathless (she went on to do "Untamed Women" and "The Neanderthal Man" before her 1955 retirement). Among the good guys is Robert Kent, billed under the name 'Douglas Blackley,' which he only used during the late 40s. Former teen model Joi Lansing appears briefly as (surprise!) a model, billed as 'Joy Loveland,' first using the name Lansing in 1951. In his film debut as a scowling gang member with few lines, is Scott Brady, born Gerald Kenneth Tierney in 1924 (younger brother of Lawrence), here listed (for the first and last time) as 'Gerard Gilbert.' George O'Hanlon delivers in a tailor-made 'Joe McDoakes' role, and Lon Chaney is both dangerous and amusing doing another 'Lennie Small' turn.
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