Directed by Edward Dmytryk • 1947 • United States
Starring Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan
This gritty film noir made history as the first Hollywood film to confront antisemitism. Three of the era’s most celebrated Roberts—Young, Mitchum, and Ryan—star in the hard-hitting tale of a police detective and an army sergeant whose investigation into the murder of a Jewish veteran leads them to a psychotic soldier consumed by hatred and bigotry. The first B movie to be nominated for the Academy Award for best picture, CROSSFIRE also netted a best supporting actor nomination for Robert Ryan, whose breakthrough performance as the vicious killer established his edgy, tightly wound screen persona.