Director: Delmer Daves
Cast includes: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall
106 Mins / 1947/ USA

Humphrey Bogart plays a man convicted of murdering his wife who escapes from prison in order to prove his innocence. Bogart finds that his features are too well known, and is forced to seek some illicit backroom plastic surgery.

The entire pre-knife part of the film is shot from a Bogart’s-eye-view, with us seeing the fugitive for the first time as he starts to recuperate from the operation in the apartment of a sympathetic young artist (Lauren Bacall) for whom he soon finds affection. But what he's really after is revenge.

This odd, atmospheric thriller is worth a rewatch as Daves’ paramount noir dreamscape.