Underworld Informers


1h 45m 1965

Brief Synopsis

When the detective in charge of investigating a series of bank robberies, starts to get too close to the culprits, they set up a blackmail scheme to warn him off. But when the crooks begin to fall out with each other, the police learn the truth.

Film Details

Also Known As
The Informers, The Snout
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
New York opening: 13 Oct 1965
Production Company
Rank Organisation
Distribution Company
Continental Distributing, Inc.
Country
United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Death of a Snout by Douglas Warner (London, 1961).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

Inspector Johnnoe is ordered by Superintendent Bestwick to end his use of underworld informers to solve cases because the practice reflects badly on Scotland Yard. Johnnoe disregards the order, however, and obtains information from Jim Ruskin regarding a series of London bank robberies. Shortly after the tip-off, Ruskin is murdered, and Johnnoe goes after the suspects, Bertie Hoyle and his gangster friend Leon Sale. Hoyle and Sale decide that Johnnoe poses a threat to them, and they frame him for accepting bribes from prostitute Maisie. Johnnoe is suspended from his duties at Scotland Yard and jailed until he is set free on bail. Charlie Ruskin, the informer's brother, learns from Mary Johnnoe that Hoyle's gang was responsible for his brother's death, and, in a battle between the gangsters and the informers, Hoyle and Ruskin are killed. As the police arrive, Johnnoe catches Sale attempting to escape with two suitcases full of stolen money.

Film Details

Also Known As
The Informers, The Snout
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
New York opening: 13 Oct 1965
Production Company
Rank Organisation
Distribution Company
Continental Distributing, Inc.
Country
United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Death of a Snout by Douglas Warner (London, 1961).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

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Notes

Filmed in London and released there in 1963 as The Informers. British alternative or working title: The Snout.