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.
Righteous district attorney Joseph Foster's main goal in life is to rid his city of the gangsters infesting it. In order to be even more efficient in his war against crime he plans to run for governor. One day he meets a strange, shadowy man, Nick Beal, who offers to help him to achieve his end. Beal convinces hesitating Foster by dint of easy money, easy sex with an alluring young woman and the promise of easy success. Joseph Foster soon becomes an influential politician but a corrupt one. A minister of God manages to show him that he has been the plaything of the so-called Nick Beal, who might be "Old Nick" , that is to say Satan himself. Foster then decides to resign and to become an honest man again.Written by
I saw this film in 1949 at the tender age of 15. Ray Milland had hair then. Don't remember the dialog, or maybe this was the one which only had a music track and no dialog. Ray had the POWER over women, all right! It was VERY good, and I keep watching the movie channels, hoping it will be shown some night. With all the turkeys they run (and re, rerun), it would be welcome and refreshing. I'm tired of "Midway" and "In Harm's Way" every week. John W. Hall
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