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PRINCIPAL CASTEdmond O'Brien, Ella Raines, William Bendix
From Michael Gordon, the acclaimed director of An Act of Murder, The Lady Gambles, Woman in Hiding, Pillow Talk, Portrait in Black and Texas Across the River, comes this stylish film noir starring Ella Raines (Phantom Lady, The Suspect), Edmond O’Brien (The Hitch-Hiker, D.O.A.), William Bendix (Lifeboat, Wake Island) and Vincent Price (Tales of Terror, The House of the Seven Gables). Leopold Kroner, formerly of Colby Enterprises, is released after five years in prison for embezzlement. Andrew Colby (Price), claiming that Kroner has threatened him, hires lawyer Bob Regan (O’Brien) as a secret bodyguard. Sure enough, Kroner turns up in Colby’s room with a gun, and Regan kills him. Then Regan, who sticks around to romance Colby’s secretary Noel (Raines), begins to suspect he’s been used. Director Gordon and the superb cast spin a web of deception, seduction and murder in this first-rate crime drama.