Violent and viscerally sexual, Anthony Mann’s muscular low-budget noir tells the tale of a framed gangster’s quest for vengeance after he busts out of prison. Once freed, gangster Joe Sullivan (Dennis O’Keefe) and his girl friend Pat (Claier Trevor) set off to find the mobster who set him up. The kidnapping of Ann Martin (Marsha Hunt), the social worker who wrote to Joe in prison, leads the fugitive into a romantic triangle of death, passion and tragedy.
Dennis O’Keefe, Claire Trevor, Marsha Hunt, John Ireland, Raymond Burr
1948, B&W, 89 minutes