Directed by Roy Ward Baker • 1953 • United States
Starring Robert Ryan, Rhonda Fleming, William Lundigan
Megawealthy industrialist Donald Carson III (Robert Ryan) breaks his leg while on a trip through the Mojave desert, and rather than find help, his scheming wife (Rhonda Fleming) and her lover (William Lundigan) leave him there to die. What they don’t count on is the spite-fueled Carson’s will to survive as he braves the heat, pain, and dangers of the desert in order to make it out alive and get revenge. One of the finest films shot in 3D during the technology’s heyday in the 1950s, this tough, sunbaked thriller makes striking use of desert landscapes to evoke a world of lunar-like desolation.