Three San Quentin escapees (Penny, Hastings and Morgan) kill a cop in a gas-station holdup. Wounded, Morgan flees through black-shadowed streets to the handiest refuge: with former cellmate Steve Lacey, who's paroled, with a new life and lovely wife, and can't afford to be caught associating with old cronies. But homicide detective Sims wants to use Steve to help him catch Penny and Hastings, who in turn extort his help in a bank job. Is there no way out for Steve?
Rod Crawford <email@example.com>
...the squeeze was on from the killers and the cops!
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Did You Know?
According to TCM Noir Alley, one of André De Toth
's greatest talents as a Director was his extraordinary instinct for casting. His films often featured actors appearing in unexpected roles that in hind sight, seem inspired. For example, Gene Nelson
, well known song-and-dance man, makes his only detour into Film Noir in Crime Wave, as lead Steve Lacey. See more
When Nedrick Young (as Gat Morgan) is first shot, he grabs his chest by the right pectoral. When he grabs his wound later, it has migrated to the lower center abdomen. See more
Think about that wife of yours, Steve. You can't afford to make any mistakes.
Referenced in Trapped Ashes
Bringing in the Sheaves
Music by George A. Minor
Played by the Salvation Army band See more