In Nazi Germany in 1936 seven men escape from a concentration camp. The camp commander puts up seven crosses and, as the Gestapo returns each escapee he is put to death on a cross. The ... See full summary »
On trial for murdering his girlfriend, philandering stockbroker Larry Ballentine takes the stand to claim his innocence and describe the actual, but improbable sounding, sequence of events that led to her death.
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Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins,
After nearly running over him with her cab, Patty Mitchell picks up a fare who claims to have amnesia. As he fumbles to remember the basic facts of his identity, Patty becomes interested in... See full summary »
First feature film from director Fred Zinneman is a snappy little "B" feature that features Van Heflin as the head of a city crime lab who solves the murder of the town mayor by analyzing evidence from the crime.Written by
Solid if inauspicious directorial debut for Fred Zinnemann
The feature film debut of director Fred Zinnemann, the man who'd later go on to direct such classics as "High Noon" and "From Here to Eternity," kicks things off with a solid little police thriller. Van Heflin, an actor who I'm always baffled at how he became a leading man, plays a police chemist uncovering the mayor's murderer. This is strictly B-Movie material, but it's well done and even if you don't see the brilliance you'd see in later Zinnemann films, you do see that he's a solid filmmaker. Certainly worth checking out.
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