Directed by Joseph H. Lewis • 1946 • United States
Starring Steven Geray, Micheline Cheirel
Joseph H. Lewis, the director of the classic film noir GUN CRAZY, established his reputation as a talented stylist by wrangling this complicated story—of a Parisian detective (Steven Geray) who falls in love while taking his first vacation in eleven years, only to see the woman murdered—into a tense and atmospheric thriller. Working with a cast of virtual unknowns, Lewis and noir cinematographer extraordinaire Burnett Guffey overcame the challenges of recreating the French countryside in Canoga Park, California, and crafted a nail-biter with a terrific surprise ending—an inspiration for future films such as POSSESSED and MEMENTO.
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