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Director:
Writers:
Charles Bennett (screenplay)
Leo Rosten (story)
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Release Date:
14 July 1950 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
She's tempting to look at - dangerous to know! See more »
Plot:
A young doctor falls in love with a disturbed young woman, becomes involved in the death of her husband, and has to flee with her to the Mexican border. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
A Bizarre Spin on the Noir Canon See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Mitchum ... Jeff Cameron

Faith Domergue ... Margo

Claude Rains ... Mr. Lannington

Maureen O'Sullivan ... Julie
Charles Kemper ... Police Chief
Ralph Dumke ... Klauber
Billy House ... Mr. Bogardus
Harry Shannon ... Dr. Maynard
Philip Van Zandt ... Milo DeLong

Jack Kelly ... Dr. Mullenbach
Lillian West ... Mrs. Bogardus
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorothy Abbott ... Nurse Clerk (uncredited)
Philip Ahlm ... Customs Officer (uncredited)
Carlos Albert ... Customs Officer (uncredited)
Marie Allison ... Girl (uncredited)
Stanley Andrews ... Dr. Matthews (uncredited)
Tol Avery ... Honest Hal, Used Cars (uncredited)
William Bailey ... Man (uncredited)
Gene Barnes ... Tipsy Youth (uncredited)
Phil Boutelje ... Pianist (uncredited)
Hazel Boyne ... Woman (uncredited)
Clifford Brooke ... Lanningtons' Butler (uncredited)
Helen Brown ... Nurse (uncredited)
Gordon B. Clarke ... Attendant (uncredited)
Bob Coleman ... Airport Official (uncredited)
Amilda Cuddy ... Hawaiian (uncredited)
Herschel Daugherty ... Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Lester Dorr ... Postville Deputy (uncredited)
Jimmie Dundee ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Art Dupuis ... Intern (uncredited)

Julia Faye ... Nurse Seymour (uncredited)
Gerry Ganzer ... Stewardess (uncredited)
Maxine Gates ... Girl in Act (uncredited)
William E. Green ... Doctor (uncredited)
Florence Hamblin ... Hawaiian (uncredited)
Betty Hannon ... Girl (uncredited)
Al Haskell ... Postville Cowboy (uncredited)
Len Hendry ... Policeman (uncredited)
Earle Hodgins ... Postville Cowboy (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Man (uncredited)
Don House ... Policeman (uncredited)

Sherry Jackson ... Girl in Iron Lung (uncredited)
Jerry James ... Policeman (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Observer at Scene (uncredited)
Marvin Jones ... Policeman (uncredited)
Geraldine Jordan ... Woman (uncredited)

Jack Kruschen ... Cosey - Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Postville Cowboy (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Customs Officer (uncredited)
Linda Leighton ... Airport Announcer (uncredited)
Ruth Lewis ... Nurse Collins (uncredited)
Frank Leyva ... Mexican (uncredited)
Grace MacNaughton ... Girl (uncredited)
Allen Mathews ... Waiter (uncredited)
Tina Menard ... Cashier (uncredited)
Steve Pendleton ... Policeman at Roadblock (uncredited)
Joey Ray ... Policeman (uncredited)
Elaine Riley ... Nurse Bates (uncredited)
Julian Rivero ... Pablo (uncredited)
Carl Saxe ... Policeman (uncredited)
John Sheehan ... Quartz Miner (uncredited)
George Sherwood ... Quartz Miner (uncredited)
Carl Sklover ... Man (uncredited)

Angela Stevens ... Woman (uncredited)
Robert Stevenson ... Assistant Clerk (uncredited)
David Stollery ... Dickie - Boy Patient (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Customs Officer (uncredited)

Ray Teal ... Sheriff Joe Borden (uncredited)
Marie Thomas ... Stewardess (uncredited)
Ernö Verebes ... Waiter (uncredited)
Geraldine Wall ... Annie, Nurse (uncredited)
Duke York ... Postville Cowboy (uncredited)

Directed by
John Farrow 
 
Writing credits
Charles Bennett (screenplay)

Leo Rosten (story)

Produced by
Irwin Allen .... associate producer
Irving Cummings Jr. .... producer
 
Original Music by
Roy Webb 
 
Cinematography by
Nicholas Musuraca (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Eda Warren 
 
Art Direction by
Ralph Berger 
Albert S. D'Agostino 
 
Set Decoration by
Darrell Silvera 
John Sturtevant 
 
Costume Design by
Michael Woulfe (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Layne Britton .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Gale McGarry .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Edward Donahue .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Clem Portman .... sound
John E. Tribby .... sound (as John Tribby)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Beckett .... gaffer (uncredited)
Charles Burke .... camera operator (uncredited)
Tom Clement .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
Gil Grau .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Irwin Allen .... presenter
Irving Cummings Jr. .... presenter
Irving Cooper .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
82 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Iceland:12 | USA:Approved (PCA #14337)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Working title was "A White Rose for Julie."See more »
Quotes:
Margo Lannington:I won't leave you. I'll be with you always.
Dr. Jeff Cameron:Yeah, well, 'always' won't be for long if we don't get rid of this car!
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Soundtrack:
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A Bizarre Spin on the Noir Canon, 14 October 2011
Author: jzappa from Cincinnati, OH, United States

This peculiar excursion is skillfully shot by Nick Musuraca in the dark black and white nature of the genre in its era, and is capably helmed by John Farrow, who fruitfully captures these delirious visions. It's by and large a character study of an accomplished man blinded by lust, whose life disintegrates as it falls behind him. Mitchum is the guiltless man who is entrapped, but doesn't understand he's innocent until quite late. Too late? Only the will to live in spite of being so far out of his comfort zone and his senses can save him from this interesting spin on the framed-for-murder predisposition of the formula.

Mitchum, as was his modus operandi, once again put on airs of sleepy-eyed detachment and barrel-chested reserve, but in this case, he is interesting and sympathetic, realistically showing how a smart guy and such an experienced doctor could be in such a weak position. He genuinely and believably connects to the emotional and sensory reality of his bewildered character, whose feelings and senses are constantly in flux. Likewise, director John Farrow effectively taps the outlandish, hallucinatory traits in this customary noir plot: Mitchum spends the last half of the film barreling down the dirt roads of southern California with a concussion, fainting cyclically and awakening enclosed by some of the murkiest landscape the U.S. has to present.

Yes, Mitchum is cast against type as a stable professional, but actually, I think Faith Domergue is equally if not more accountable for the lack of artifice in Mitchum's performance than he is. From moment to moment, and this is most definitely a movie that lives in the present, she genuinely affects him. They're not just saying lines at one another, overlapping their words and movements with some programmed, bottled manner. The sultry, manic, hard-bitten, shifty-eyed edge is real. What's more, Claude Rains as always is superb, in a small role but a pretty important one, where his every motion looks to be controlled over a maniacal wrath all set to gush out, best illustrated by his malicious grin while meeting his wife's lover. And the film's a pleasingly bizarre screwball streak further sets it apart as a unique entry in the film noir canon.

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