Petty crook and cop-killer Martin Rome, in bad shape from wounds in the hospital prison ward, still refuses to help slimy lawyer Niles clear his client by confessing to another crime. Police Lt. Candella must check Niles' allegation; a friend of the Rome family, he walks a tightrope between sentiment and cynicism. When Martin fears Candella will implicate his girlfriend Teena, he'll do anything to protect her. How many others will he drag down to disaster with him?

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  1. Henry Edward Helseth


  2. Richard Murphy


  3. Robert Siodmak


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  1. Victor Mature

    Victor Mature

    Lt. Candella

  2. Richard Conte

    Richard Conte

    Martin Rome

  3. Fred Clark

    Fred Clark

    Lt Collins

  4. Shelley Winters

    Shelley Winters

    Brenda Martingale

  5. Betty Garde

    Betty Garde

    Miss Pruett

  6. Berry Kroeger

    Berry Kroeger

    W. A. Niles

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 35m

Budget -

Revenue -

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  • September 29, 1948



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