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In the late 1940s, Anthony Mann produced a string of remarkable B movies that turned Poverty Row production values and dime-novel premises into stone-cold noir masterpieces thanks to their edgy psychological complexity and expressionist visual design. Two of Mann’s finest, T-MEN and RAW DEAL both feature hardboiled performances from Dennis O’Keefe (as lawman and fugitive, respectively) and the striking chiaroscuro of pioneering noir cinematographer John Alton. A true artist of light and shadow, Alton imbues these dark gems with an almost otherworldly atmosphere of dreamlike dread.