Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid
Nicholas Ray (Director), Dorothy B. Hughes (Story), Andrew Solt (Screenplay)
Released: May 17th, 1950
Runtime: 1 hour, 34 minutes
An aspiring actress begins to suspect that her temperamental boyfriend is a murderer.
It has a classy and moody setting, it's tastefully directed, it has a couple of great performances, the story is interesting, it has some very memorable scenes and on top of that it also has my favorite actor of all time, Humphrey Bogart, in it.
The story makes it pretty clear that Steele is innocent, but things start occurring during the course of the story that this reviewer actually began to doubt whether or not Steele is actually innocent, which I'm pretty sure was the intent here...the scene where Steele goes to dinner at his cop buddy's house and forces him and his wife to act out how he thinks the murder happened was undeniably creepy and was an effective red herring provided by Solt to remind the viewer that all may not be as it seems.