Sam Hurley, "Nation's No. 1 killer" with a cold contempt for "heroes," escapes prison with two companions and takes a mixed bag of hostages to Nevada ghost town Lost Hope City. He knows they won't be found there because an atom-bomb test is planned for next morning! Relationships shift and tension builds as Hurley keeps the others in suspense as to whether he will let them escape before bomb time.
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Six people face-to-face with utter destruction! Doctor... convict... hard-boiled reporter... and two "nice" women... who fought over a killer's brutal kisses!
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Did You Know?
The escaped convict Bart Moore is played by Paul Kelly
who himself spent 25 months during the late 1920s in California's San Quentin State Prison. He was convicted of manslaughter for the beating death of actor Ray Raymond
, the first husband of actress Dorothy Mackaye
, who was having an affair with Kelly and would later marry him. Kelly's next film after this one was Duffy of San Quentin
(1954) where he plays the title role - the warden of the prison where he himself did time. See more
The woodie station wagon driven by Sam Hurley has a desert water bag on the front bumper. The bag is missing in the exterior shot of the car just after Larry Fleming informs Hurley about the atom bomb test. In the next shot the bag is back on the bumper. See more
You ever been locked up?
Not the way you mean.
I don't care what way it is. Some people can stand it and some people can't. The ones who can't would kill themselves and anybody else just to get out for five minutes.
Referenced in Skullduggery