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Worried that he can't support his pregnant wife, Ellen (Cathy O'Donnell), on his meager income as a mailman, Joe Norson (Farley Granger) impulsively swipes $30,000 from the office of sleazy attorney Victor Backett (Edmon Ryan). But when Joe's bartender pal, Nick (Ed Max), takes off with the ill-gotten cash, Joe finds himself trapped in a chain of double-crosses and misunderstandings, hunted by both Backett's murderous henchman, Georgie (James Craig), and the New York City police.

Release Date

December 14, 1949

Running Time

83 minutes

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Farley Granger

Farley Granger

Cathy O'Donnell

Cathy O'Donnell

James Craig

James Craig

Jean Hagen

Jean Hagen


Director Anthony Mann

Screenplay Sydney Boehm

Producer Sam Zimbalist

Cinematography Joseph Ruttenberg

Editing Conrad A. Nervig

Music Lennie Hayton

Distributor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

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