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Thursday, August 27, 2020


Fun little low budget film noir.

Robert Lowery stars as Tom Durling, a man fed up with things and looking for a new life somewhere where he will be happy. This doesn't last too long however.

Before you know it he is hoodwinked into becoming a getaway driver for a bank robbery and during the course of the robbery a policeman and an innocent bystander are killed. Tom is arrested, but escapes.

He seeks the aid of the bystanders sister to help find the real killers and prove himself innocent. The sister, June Reynolds (Barbara Britton) agrees to help him and they both find themselves in danger.

The criminals hide out in the basement of a small diner with the stolen loot and June takes a job at the eatery to help Tom investigate. Both discover the criminals and their lives are in serious jeopardy, but Tom succeeds in proving his innocence and even though their lives will never be the same, he and June fall in love.

This actually has a brighter ending than most film noir. The film is super fast paced and never slows down. Lowery was always good at portraying the "man caught in a web of trouble by mistake" and this is no different.

I liked this film a lot, and if you get a chance to see it, you should.

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