Director: Nicholas Ray
Cast includes: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame
Presented by The Cinematologists
94mins / 1950 / USA

A classic of noir psychological thrillers, this is one of Humphrey Bogart's finest performances. He is almost unbearably intense as Dixon Steele, a screenwriter with high standards and a nasty temper who finds himself under suspicion when Mildred, a hat-check girl he knows, is found murdered. Immediately he gets an alibi from a neighbour, Laurel, (Gloria Grahame) and equally quickly, he recognises that this is a woman who meets his standards: the question is, as suspicion of his involvement in Mildred's death continues, can he make himself meet hers?

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