Dixon 'Dix' Steele, a down-on-his-luck screenwriter needs to adapt a trashy novel. At a night club, the hat-check girl, Mildred Atkinson is engrossed reading it. Too tired to read the novel, he asks Mildred to go home with him, to explain the plot. Later that night, Mildred is murdered and Steele is a prime suspect, his record of violence when angry goes against him.

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  1. Andrew Solt


  2. Dorothy B. Hughes


  3. Nicholas Ray


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  1. Humphrey Bogart

    Humphrey Bogart

    Dixon Steele

  2. Gloria Grahame

    Gloria Grahame

    Laurel Gray

  3. Frank Lovejoy

    Frank Lovejoy

    Det. Sgt. Brub Nicolai

  4. Carl Benton Reid

    Carl Benton Reid

    Capt. Lochner

  5. Art Smith

    Art Smith

    Agent Mel Lippman

  6. Jeff Donnell

    Jeff Donnell

    Sylvia Nicolai

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 34m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • May 17, 1950
    NR, Theatrical



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