Ida Lupino directs William Talman, Edmond O’Brien and Frank Lovejoy in this noir thriller where two fishing buddies are held hostage by a psycho on the run who makes no bones about his intentions for them.
A solid little thriller where two men fall apart and are emasculated by the killer with the gun. The sense of foreboding and helplessness are substantial. You do get a little bored of the continued uselessness of the leads and the anti-climatic way the overpowering Talman is finally caught ends things on an underwhelming note.
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