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One-armed war veteran John J. Macreedy steps off a train at the sleepy little town of Black Rock. Once there, he begins to unravel a web of lies, secrecy, and murder.

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Directed by

John Sturges

Written by

Millard Kaufman (Screenplay)
Don McGuire (Adaptation)
Howard Breslin (Story)

Runtime

81 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

They’re going to kill you … with no hard feelings!

Cast

Keywords

murder desert racism post world war ii based on short story 1940s southwestern u.s. japanese american one armed man

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Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Director John Sturges

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role Spencer Tracy