The Narrow Margin (1952)

Richard Fleischer directs Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor and Jacqueline White in this film noir where a cop has to protect a mob boss’ wife on a cross country train.

All the moody noir shots, characters and back-and-forth you’d hope for. What makes The Narrow Margin stand out is the big juicy chunks of action embedded throughout and some well hidden twists. It moves without a moments drag or indulgence, making it a superior example of its genre.

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