1954, Warner Bros., 80 min, USA, Dir: Harold D. Shuster

One of the rarest films of the original noir era, this tidy tale of unjust persecution plays like a B-movie version of Les Miserables, transplanted to the streets of Los Angeles. An innocent bank clerk (Barry Sullivan), the fall guy in an embezzlement scheme, is pursued to the brink of insanity by a fanatically righteous insurance investigator (a memorably merciless Charles McGraw). Costarring Dorothy Malone.

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