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Based on Jay Dratler's novel The Pitfall, André de Toth's gripping film is a classic L.A. noir in the tradition of Detour, and shows the spiraling, epic consequences resulting from one fateful decision.

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Directed by

André De Toth

Written by

William Bowers (Screenplay)
Jay Dratler (Novel)
André De Toth (Screenplay)
Karl Kamb (Screenplay)

Runtime

86 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

A man can be as strong as steel...but somewhere there's a woman who'll break him!

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Keywords

extramarital affair blackmail los angeles film noir

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