A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames.
In the '40s, three prisoners flee from a state prison farm in Mississippi. Among them is 23-years-young Bowie, who spent the last seven years in prison and now hopes to be able to prove his innocence or retire to a home in the mountains and live in peace together with his new love, Keechie. But his criminal companions persuade him to participate in several heists, and soon the police believe him to be their leader and go after "Bowie the Kid" harder than ever.Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
This film's initial television presentations took place in Memphis Sunday 11 March 1956 on WHBQ (Channel 13), in New York City Monday 21 May 1956 on WOR (Channel 9), and in Los Angeles Tuesday 10 July 1956 on KHJ (Channel 9). See more »
The reflection of the boom mic appears in the driver's side windshield at the 49:07 mark. See more »
You said you weren't here when the pipes bust. Where were you?
[Keechie gives no response]
I asked you where you were!
Seein' a doctor.
The baby we're gonna have.
Well, that's just fine. That's all I need!
You don't see me knittin' anything, do you?
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Opening credits: This boy . . . and this girl . . . were never properly introduced to the world we live in . . . To tell their story . . . See more »
I think this film holds up well and is well worth watching.
This is a very good film noir movie with excellent performances from the leads Farley Granger (of Hitchcock's "Rope" and "Strangers on a Train" and another great film noir movie "The Edge of Doom") and Cathy O'Donnell, whom I have not seen in any other role. Howard Da Silva also gives an excellent performance as a "one-eyed lush" of a gangster. I saw this movie as a teenager when it first came out and had not seen it since until recently, but I still think it holds up well as a movie well worth watching. Farley Granger, who tired of being cast as a "pretty boy" in trouble with the law and sought his fortunes elsewhere, in Europe, was a big loss to American movies.
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