Academy Award® winner Humphrey Bogart (Best Actor, The African Queen, 1951) stars as Dixon Steele, a down-on-his-luck studio scribe who reluctantly agrees to adapt a trashy bestseller to the silver screen. Rather than read the book himself, Steele convinces a star-struck hatcheck girl, Mildred Atkinson, to accompany him home and tell him the story in her own words. Later that night, Mildred is found murdered and Steele, who has a history of violent behavior, becomes the prime suspect. Fortunately for him, his sexy neighbor, Laurel Gray (Gloria Grahame), who is physically attracted to the writer, lies to the police by providing Steele with an air-tight alibi. But is he truly innocent of Mildred's death or is Laurel destined to become the next victim of Steele's violent temper?

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4.4 out of 5
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Studio
Santana Pictures, Inc.
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 1950 renewed 1977 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo)
Additional
Portuguese (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
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