Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Boris Ingster|
|Screenplay by||Boris Ingster
|Narrated by||Gerald Mohr|
|Music by||Paul Sawtell|
|Edited by||Christian Nyby|
|Distributed by||Allied Artists Pictures|
Based on a true story, the US secret service searches for a gang of counterfeiters, whose engraver (Morris Ankrum) has secretly constructed his plates while in prison. A federal agent (Don DeFore) poses as the counterfeiters' contact man in order to purchase enough bills to incriminate the gang.
- Don DeFore as John Riggs/Nick Starnes
- Andrea King as Nora Craig
- George Tobias as Reggie
- Barry Kelley as Bill Evans
- Morris Ankrum as Eugene Deane
- Robert Osterloh as Albert
- Charles Cane as Harris
- Kippee Valez as Singer
- Joe Turkel as Frankie
- John Harmon as Nimble Willie
- G. Pat Collins as Hugh B. Pringle - Treasury Agent
- Douglas Spencer as Prison Chaplain
- Joan Miller as Mrs. Clara Evans
- William Forrest as Prison Warden
It was the last in a series of movies King Brothers made for Allied Artists.
A November 1950 review in The New York Times commented: "In the cinema's library of routine gangster fiction, Southside 1-1000 merits a comfortable middle-class rating being neither especially exciting nor particularly dull".
Film critic Craig Butler of Allmovie wrote, "Southside 1-1000 is a good pseudo-noir film told in pseudodocumentary fashion, but it also must register as a bit of a disappointment. It's functional and all the parts fit together smoothly, making it run like a fairly well-oiled machine -- but it lacks real spark. Given director Boris Ingster's impressive work on the seminal Stranger on the Third Floor, one expects something a bit more unusual or off the beaten path – or at least distinctive. Instead, Southside looks like it could have been the work of any competent director". Michael Barrett of PopMatters rated it 4/10 stars and called it "an unnecessary and forgettable entry in the genre".
- Southside 1-1000 at the American Film Institute Catalog.
- Barrett, Michael (October 12, 2012). "'Southside 1-1000' (1950)". PopMatters. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
- Tim Holt Leatherneck; Directors Pick Huston; King Bros. Celebrating Scheuer, Philip K. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 05 Sep 1950: A11.
- "T-Men on Screen at the Palace". The New York Times. November 3, 1950. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
- Butler, Craig. Allmovie by Rovi, film/DVD review, no date. Accessed: August 19, 2013.