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Howard Dimsdale (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
23 September 1946 (Sweden) See more »
Meet That Guild Gal...She gives as Good as She Gets! See more »
George Taylor returns from WWII with amnesia. Back home in Los Angeles, while trying to track down his old identity, he stumbles onto a 3-year old murder case and a hunt for a missing $2 million. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Hodiak ... George W. Taylor

Nancy Guild ... Christy Smith

Lloyd Nolan ... Police Lt. Donald Kendall

Richard Conte ... Mel Phillips

Josephine Hutchinson ... Elizabeth Conroy
Fritz Kortner ... Anzelmo aka Dr. Oracle
Margo Woode ... Phyllis

Sheldon Leonard ... Sam
Lou Nova ... Hubert
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Fred Aldrich ... Police Detective (uncredited)

Charles Arnt ... Little Man with Glasses (uncredited)

Richard Benedict ... Marine Desk Sergeant (uncredited)

Whit Bissell ... John (uncredited)

Clancy Cooper ... Tom (uncredited)

Jeff Corey ... Bank Teller (uncredited)
Mary Currier ... Ms. Jones (uncredited)
Jack Davis ... Dr. Grant (uncredited)
Henri DeSoto ... Headwaiter (uncredited)

Sam Flint ... Bank Guard (uncredited)
Maynard Holmes ... Police Stenographer (uncredited)

John Ireland ... (voice) (uncredited)

John Kellogg ... Hospital Medical Attendant (uncredited)
Edward Kelly ... Thug (uncredited)
Milton Kibbee ... Herman (uncredited)
Elaine Langan ... Hatcheck Girl (uncredited)
Charles Marsh ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)

Louis Mason ... Brother William (uncredited)
Frank Meredith ... (uncredited)

Harry Morgan ... Bath Attendant (uncredited)

Forbes Murray ... Bank Executive (uncredited)
Paula Reid ... Nurse (uncredited)
Polly Rose ... Nurse (uncredited)

John Russell ... Marine Captain (uncredited)

Cy Schindell ... Thug (uncredited)
Al Sparlis ... Anzelmo Henchman (uncredited)

Bert Stevens ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Houseley Stevenson ... Michael Conroy (uncredited)

Harry Tyler ... Baggage Man (uncredited)

Philip Van Zandt ... Navy Doctor (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph L. Mankiewicz 
Writing credits
Howard Dimsdale (screenplay) and
Joseph L. Mankiewicz (screenplay)

Lee Strasberg (adaptation)

Marvin Borowsky (story)

W. Somerset Maugham  adaptation (uncredited)

Produced by
Anderson Lawler .... producer
Darryl F. Zanuck .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
David Buttolph 
Cinematography by
Norbert Brodine (director of photography)
Art Direction by
James Basevi 
Maurice Ransford 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
Costume Design by
Kay Nelson 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Production Management
A.F. Erickson .... unit manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
F.E. 'Johnny' Johnston .... assistant director (uncredited)
Charles L. Smith .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Ernest Lansing .... associate set decorator
Frank Sullivan .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Eugene Grossman .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
Visual Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
Edwin Hammeras .... process shots (uncredited)
Edward Snyder .... process shots (uncredited)
J.O. Taylor .... process shots (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Curt Fetters .... camera operator (uncredited)
Editorial Department
James B. Clark .... editorial supervisor
Music Department
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
Emil Newman .... musical director
Sonny Burke .... orchestral arranger (uncredited)
Paul Neal .... music mixer (uncredited)
Murray Spivack .... music mixer (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann .... orchestral arranger (uncredited)
Other crew
Florence O'Neill .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Lee Strasberg .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
110 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Finland:K-16 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (2005) | USA:Approved (certificate #11434)

Did You Know?

When George Taylor (John Hodiak) signs the guest register at the Martin Hotel, the name directly above it is Howard Koch.See more »
George W. Taylor:[Still suffering from amnesia] For all I know that's the first tree I ever saw; still, that's what it is; that's what they call it.See more »
Movie Connections:
In the Middle of NowhereSee more »


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15 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Mankiewicz directs a night-time noir, 19 April 2000
Author: vanwall from San Diego

Mankiewicz does it again. With a small cast of generally B actors, he makes a nifty film-noir. John Hodiak has his best role, IMHO, and the mostly night-time settings have a great look. Strange to see Fritz Kortner, from the Louise Brooks "Pandora's Box", as a slimy fortune-teller.

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