Writers: Dana Lyon, Elick Moll, Frank Partos
Composer: Sol Kaplan
Starring: Richard Basehart, Valentina Cortese, William Lundigan, Fay Baker, Gordon Gebert, Steven Geray, Herbert Butterfield
More info: IMDb
Tagline: Shame is the mistress of this house and betrayal its master!
Plot: Concentration camp survivor Victoria Kowelska finds herself involved in mystery, greed, and murder when she assumes the identity of a dead friend in order to gain passage to America.
My rating: 6.5/10
Will I watch it again? No.
I digs me a good crime thriller from way back when and even the bad ones aren't all THAT bad. The performances here are good/earnest and the story and music are alright. I dig Robert Wise and all but this picture suffers from lack of interest. You kind of know who's behind the bad stuff earlier than usual and then it's a simple waiting game for it to play out. That doesn't mean I figured it out too early and I'm looking for a pat on the back but it's not all that mysterious. After that, my interest started waning. The picture is put together well but there's a lack of tension that you need to keep a film like this compelling.