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In New York, piano player Al Roberts (Tom Neal) laments when his singer girlfriend, Sue Harvey (Claudia Drake), leaves for Hollywood, Calif. When Al gets some money, he decides to hitchhike to California to join Sue. In Arizona, Al accepts a ride with Charles Haskell (Edmund MacDonald), but during a storm in a freak accident, Haskell is killed. Frightened, Al assumes Haskell's identity and car, but soon comes upon the mysterious Vera (Ann Savage), who seems to know all about his true identity.

Release Date

Nov 30, 1945

Running Time

68 minutes

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Tom Neal

Ann Savage


Director Edgar G. Ulmer

Screenplay Martin Goldsmith

Producer Leon Fromkess

Cinematography Benjamin H. Kline

Editing George McGuire

Music Leo Erdody

Distributor Producers Releasing Corporation

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