February 18, 2018
A perky female cabbie (Jane Randolph) gets embroiled in a dangerous triangle involving her suicidal Czech boyfriend (Nils Asther) and a rakish doctor (John Loder) who's taken a shine to her. Director Machatý, known for the infamous 1933 sex film Ecstasy, concocts a dreamy tale that touches all the tropes of "B" mysteries while depicting the displacement of European artists adrift in sun-baked Hollywood. As close to an art film as ever emerged from Poverty Row-and, not surprisingly, the last film the experimentally inclined Machatý made in America.
35mm print courtesy of the British Film Institute.
- Director: Gustav Machatý
- Principal Cast: John Loder, Jane Randolph, Karen Morley, Nils Asther
- Country: USA
- Year: 1945
- Running Time: 71 minutes
- Producer: Gustav Machatý
- Screenplay: Gustav Machatý, Arnold Phillips
- Cinematographers: Henry Sharp
- Editors: John F. Link Sr
- Music: Hanns Eisler
- Language: English
- Format: 35mm
- US Distributor: Republic Pictures