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U.S., 1950
Directed by Richard Fleischer
Starring Charles McGraw, Adele Jergens, William Talman
Approx. 67 min. 35mm.

Precursor of THE ASPHALT JUNGLE and THE KILLING. Criminal mastermind William Talman (later Perry Mason’s D.A.) shrugs off a botched big caper, henchman attrition and police dragnets, as square-jawed cop Charles McGraw keeps on coming.


"Almost documentary in its account of the heist that goes wrong and the police procedures that are set in motion, making excellent use of LA locations, it relies on superb high contrast lighting to meld reality into the characteristic noir look".
Time Out

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