About

Al Roberts, a New York nightclub pianist, hitch-hikes to Hollywood to meet his girlfriend Sue. The gambler he's riding with, Charles, unexpectedly dies. Afraid the police wouldn't believe the truth, Al takes the man's identity. In a gas station, he gives a lift to Vera, a woman that knew Charles and blackmails Al with tragic consequences.

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Directed by

Edgar G. Ulmer

Written by

Martin Goldsmith (Screenplay)
Martin Mooney (Writer)

Runtime

67 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

He went searching for love … but Fate forced a DETOUR to Revelry … Violence … Mystery!

Cast

Keywords

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