About the film
con man noir
Release Date: September 03, 1948
|Slogan||:||«THEY MADE THEIR OWN RULES... and played for keeps!»|
|Writers||:||Lou Morheim, William Bowers, Lois Eby, John Fleming, Herbert H. Margolis|
John Payne is the no-good lowdown rat who tries to capitalize on postwar patriotism and grief. He finagles a war widow (Joan Caulfied) into giving up her savings for a nonexistent memorial. When Payne falls in love with the widow he has pangs of conscience, but he reckons without his con-artist boss (Dan Duryea), who tends to bolster his arguments with muscle and bullets.