About

Jeff Bailey seems to be a mundane gas station owner in remote Bridgeport, CA. He is dating local girl Ann Miller and lives a quiet life. But Jeff has a secret past, and when a mysterious stranger arrives in town, Jeff is forced to return to the dark world he had tried to escape.

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Directed by

Jacques Tourneur

Written by

James M. Cain (Writer)
Daniel Mainwaring (Screenplay)
Frank Fenton (Writer)

Runtime

97 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

A MAN - Trying to run away from his past... A WOMAN - Trying to escape her future...

Cast

Keywords

femme fatale detective small town gangster deaf-mute gas station film noir double cross framed for murder suppressed past classic noir partner deception briefcase tax evasion

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