Frank Johnson (Ross Elliott), sole witness to a gangland murder, goes into hiding and is trailed by Police Inspector Ferris (Robert Keith), on the theory that Frank is trying to escape from possible retaliation. Frank's wife, Eleanor (Ann Sheridan), suspects he is actually running away from their unsuccessful marriage. Aided by a newspaperman, Danny Leggett (Dennis O'Keefe), Eleanor sets out to locate her husband. The killer is also looking for him, and keeps close tabs on Eleanor.
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Did You Know?
The only known print of this film was destroyed in a fire in June of 2008, leaving only a few very low quality, nearly unwatchable prints in the public domain.
Eddie Muller, host of Turner Classic's Noir Alley, did a bit of detective work and found a 35 mm print at the British Film Institute. He had it shipped to UCLA Film and Television Archive where with financial help from Muller's own organization, the Film Noir Foundation and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Charitable Trust the film was preserved for generations to come.
This is one of Eddie Muller's favorite noir films for a number of reasons, including the pairing of two great actors, Ann Sheridan and Dennis O'Keefe, who wrote their own dialogue, but mostly because of its use of San Francisco, Eddie's home town, while it was still a bustling, growing, blue-collar seaport. See more
[in the dark shadows of a roller coaster on the deserted beach at night
I don't like this place.
It's a good spot. I used to come here with my girl when I was a kid. It's more frightening than romantic. It's the way love is when you're young... life is when you're older.