Barry Sulivan is a cynical gangster who controls the Neptune Beach waterfront. He runs a numbers racket with the local soda shop owner: the police are in his pocket and the local hoods are on his payroll.
Brandon and Jessie Bourne have a long, apparently happy marriage. Several years earlier Brandon had had an affair with a younger woman, Isabel Lorrison, who's now returned to New York intending to re-kindle the relationship. Meanwhile, Jessie is attracted to Mark Dwyer, a former policeman-turned-writer just arrived from a secret mission in Italy.Written by
M.G.M. loved putting Ava Gardner and Cyd Charisse in the studio's movie's together because of their strong resemblance to one another. See more »
When Isabel takes Brandon back to her apartment after unexpectedly popping into his office, one can hear her putting ice into glasses as she fixes drinks. But subsequently no ice is seen in either of their glasses. See more »
Yes, this is my town. It's not new to you. You're read books about it. You've seen it in movies. People are always talking about New York. It's the most exciting city in the world, they say. The most glamorous, the most frightening and, above all, the fastest. You hear a great deal about the tempo of this city, it's speed, it's pace, it's driving heartbeat. Perhaps, it's true - for visitors. But, I was born here. I live here. And the only pace I know is the pace of my own life. The...
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When I want to see a black movie I prefer the appareance of the vamps who can play their roles convincingly. This is an splendid "film noir", and the whole cast are excellent with Barbara Stanwyck, Ava Gardner and Cyd Charisse especially extraordinaries. They are the spirit of the picture, about outlaw men, corrupted women, guns and too much emotions... I saw this movie for 17 times.
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