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I liked this movie very much, it's entertaining. The performances, the characters, the plot, the dialog, the way it looks are very good. The only weak point of the movie is the character of Ellen Simmons which I found very naive even though this kind of characters were very common in the movies of that time.
Jeff Warren returns to his former job as a train conductor after fighting in the Korea war but he will get involve with one of his coworker's wife beginning a secret relationship that could lead him to commit murder in order to get her free from a terrible thing that she and her husband have done .....
If you are a film-noir's fan then this is a must see for you.
8 stars = very good
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