Rudolph Mate, one of the better but lesser known American neorealists of the late 40s and early 50s (his D.O.A. is a minor classic) directed this 1950 nail-biter about the kidnapping of a blind girl and the frantic police hunt for victim and kidnapper. Mate started out as a cinematographer (The Passion of Joan of Arc, Vampyr, Gilda), but finished strongly as a director of strong moods and dramatic realism. With William Holden, Barry Fitzgerald, Nancy Olson, and Jan Sterling. 80 min.