"*** 1/2!" – Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide
A film noir classic featuring the stars of This Gun For Hire!
This engrossing and intricate murder mystery, based on Dashiell Hammett's best-selling novel, stars Brian Donlevy, Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake. Ed Beaumont (Ladd) is the loyal right-hand man of Paul Madvig (Donlevy), a corrupt politician who is accused of murder. Hunting down the real killer, Beaumont must endure a brutal beating from gangsters, the annoying hindrance of the police and the beguiling advances of his boss's fiancée, socialite Janet Henry (Lake).
NEW Audio Commentary By Film Historians Alan K. Rode And Steve Mitchell
RUN-TIME: 85 min
ASPECT RATIO: 1.33:1
COLOR: Black & White