Toward the end of World War II, the allied secret service receives a partial message indicating that the Germans are researching nuclear energy to build atomic bombs. In Midwestern ... See full summary »
British hunter Thorndike vacationing in Bavaria has Hitler in his gun sight. He is captured, beaten, left for dead, and escapes back to London where he is hounded by German agents and aided by a young woman.
Death of media magnat Amos Kyne is causing power struggle between his executives. In the meantime New York women become prey of a serial killer. Reporter Edward Mobley is in that circumstances faced with almost impossible missions: to catch the killer, to prevent the media empire from falling into the wrong hands and to save his romantic relationship from break-up. Written by
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The sequence depicting the New York subway was actually filmed in the Los Angeles subway. See more »
When Barrymore Jr. is watching Andrews on TV, he is clutching a copy of "Tales From The Crypt". When he drops it to the floor, a close-up of the comic book now shows it to be titled "The Strangler". See more »
"I wonder what the NICE people are doing tonight."
Dana Andrews says this to Ida Lupino as they fool around in the back of a cab. In fact, this beautifully movie has almost NO nice people in it. Andrews's girl, Sally Forrest, is nice. That would be just the word for her character, too: nice.
Aside from being exciting, this movie is sociologically interesting. It is part film noir and part 1950s-60s trying to get ahead in the workplace story.
A wealthy media king dies at the start and his son, Vincent Price, plays three of his father's employees (George Sanders, Thomas Mitchell, and Howard Duff) against each other.
In the meantime, John Drew Barrymore is murdering young women. (We see this at the very beginning.) So it's about finding out his identity. This involves various women involved with the men in the story. And, it's about getting that big job.
It's a cast to kill for. Besides those I've mentioned, Rhonda Fleming is Price's not very nice wife.
This may not be Lang at his best. But it's far from his worst.
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