|The title sequence with a giant silhouette of a |
woman looming over NYC gives a preview
of the gravity of the unfolding story.
Starring Evelyn Keyes, Charles Korvin, Jim Backus, Whit Bissell, Dorothy Malone, Lola Albright, and William Bishop. This is sort of a companion piece to Panic In The Streets (1950). It's part film noir and part public service education.
The film almost flawlessly transitions between New York location footage, Los Angeles location footage, and studio sets. The only giveaways are the street lamps, New York has the old Bishop's Crook lamps, the L.A. Columbia Studio studio sets use the single globe on a concrete post Hollywood type lamps, and they are also invariably illuminated by bright California sunshine, in contrast to the drabber real Manhattan cityscapes.
|Sheila Bennett (Keyes)|
|Treasury Agent Johnson (Barry Kelly)|
|Sheila (Keyes) in a phone booth at Penn Station.|
|Her slimy husband (Korvin) who is doing her sister while she is away|
|Dr. Wood (Bishop) and Nurse (Malone) with Sheila|
|Brooklyn Brownstone (probably a studio set, looks awfully familiar from other Noirs)|
|Reunion with Hubby|
|The Moon (Hollywood Studio Set)|
|Sheila's Brother (Whit Bissell)|
|Bradbury Building left, Broadway, Los Angeles filling in for Manhattan|