About

Two hit men walk into a diner asking for a man called "the Swede". When the killers find the Swede, he's expecting them and doesn't put up a fight. Since the Swede had a life insurance policy, an investigator, on a hunch, decides to look into the murder. As the Swede's past is laid bare, it comes to light that he was in love with a beautiful woman who may have lured him into pulling off a bank rob...

7.8
27
Directed by

Robert Siodmak

Written by

Anthony Veiller (Screenplay)
Ernest Hemingway (Novel)

Runtime

105 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

She's a match for any mobster!

Cast

Keywords

murder femme fatale small town boxer gas station heist film noir attempted robbery insurance investigator hemingway

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

250 Quintessential Noir Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Director

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Miklós Rózsa