US 1948. Regie: Douglas Sirk. Camera: Charles Lawton Jr. 79 min OV. DCP
With Cornel Wilde, Patricia Knight, John Baragrey, Esther Minciotti, Howard St. John, Russel Collins
A probation officer falls in love with an attractive client who has been imprisoned for murder. For her evil ex-boyfriend, this makes him susceptible to blackmail… An atypical »side work« by the director, Detlef Sierck who was born in Hamburg-Eimsbüttel in 1897: an atmospherically dense film noir with many surprising twists based on a screenplay by Samuel Fuller.
Introduction: Thomas Brandlmeier