One of Anthony Mann's finest forays into film noir, T-MEN was also one of the director's first financial triumphs. O'Keefe and Ryder are two treasury agents determined to crack a successful counterfeiting ring after a fellow agent is killed during the investigation. In order to obtain
first-class information, the agents pose as underworld hoods and infiltrate a powerful Detroit mob family headed by Kosta. They discover that Ford, a sleazy LA-based hood with a penchant for steam baths, may hold the key to the counterfeiting ring, so the agents ingratiate themselves with him.
Ford is afraid he'll soon be knocked off by the boys in Detroit, and his fears are justified...