Jim Fletcher, waking up from a coma, finds he is to be given a court martial for treason and charged with informing on fellow inmates in a Japanese prison camp during WWII. Escaping from ... See full summary »
When a mobster's widow decides to testify and provide names of others involved in evil deeds, she goes undercover to avoid being killed. She is being escorted across country by train in order to testify. Cop Walter Brown and his partner are assigned the task, but the mob are on their trail.Written by
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In preference to removing various walls from the sets, director Richard Fleischer decided to make extensive use of a handheld camera that could be brought into rooms; this was one of the first films to do so. To save money, the train sets were rigidly fixed to the floor and the camera was moved to simulate the train rocking. See more »
The witness is in danger for her life and is traveling incognito but we see her sitting in the lounge having a drink alone, engaging in conversation with a stranger, getting off the train to do some shopping, having breakfast in the meal car and generally not behaving like you would expect someone under threat of death by unknown assassins. As a recent widow, she's also not exactly in mourning. See more »
That hood wasn't looking at her big blue eyes. He thinks that's me, and I think that's dandy.
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This is a fast paced and edgy film noir which could be used as a perfect example of the style. Crisp dialogue, hard characters and sarcastic humor blend perfectly to create a wonderful movie that is over before you know it. This film is really a lost treasure.
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