Post Office Investigator

Post Office Investigator is a 1949 black and white American crime film about the theft of postage stamps, directed by George Blair, and starring Audrey Long, Warren Douglas and Jeff Donnell.[1] Allmovie called it a "diligent Republic programmer."[2]

Post Office Investigator
Directed byGeorge Blair
Produced bySidney Picker (associate producer)
Written byJohn K. Butler
StarringAudrey Long
Warren Douglas
Jeff Donnell
Marcel Journet
Richard Benedict
Jimmie Dodd
Music byStanley Wilson
CinematographyJohn MacBurnie
Edited byHarold Minter
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • September 1, 1949 (1949-09-01) (U.S.)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States


A young postman becomes involved in the theft of rare stamps featuring inverted images of the Statue of Liberty. Along the way he encounters attractive criminal Clara Kelso, double-crossing gang members, and Post Office Inspectors, before finally capturing the crooks.


Critical reception

  • TV Guide wrote, "(Audrey) Long proves to be quite convincing as the tough lass who won't let herself be pushed around. Plot as a whole is weak, but the direction keeps up a suspenseful pace."[3]
  • Noir of the called it "a very enjoyable quick paced timewaster!"[4]


  1. "Post Office Investigator (1949) | BFI". Retrieved August 24, 2014.
  2. "Post Office Investigator (1949) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved August 24, 2014.
  3. "Post Office Investigator Review". Retrieved August 24, 2014.
  4. "Film Noir of the Week: Post Office Investigator (1949)". Retrieved August 24, 2014.
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