Before he met Melina Mercouri and became an Artist, Jules Dassin made a number of worthwhile thrillers as a Hollywood contract director. This 1950 film noir, filmed in a London artfully relit to resemble the Lower East Side, stars Richard Widmark as an American lowlife on the lam from an anglicized mob.
Director: Jules Dassin
Writer: Austin Dempster and Jo Eisinger
Producer: Samuel G. Engel and Darryl F. Zanuck
Cast: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney and Googie Withers