USA | 1949 | 78 minutes | Richard Fleischer

February 15, 2019

Lloyd Bridges stars as a convicted counterfeiter working undercover for the Feds, or rather, they think he is, in this twisted tale of double and triple crosses.



6:30 PM - Casey MacGill Trio
Join us at 6:30pm as we kick off this spectacular evening with TCM Noir Alley host and Czar of Noir, Eddie Muller; live music from yesteryear by the Casey MacGill Trio; and a cider tasting courtesy of Capitol Cider. Dress up in your best retro outfit and join us for Opening Night!

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Tris Stewart (Lloyd Bridges), a convicted counterfeiter, gets sprung from the joint and goes undercover for the Feds, secretly intending to make a score and run off to Mexico with his red-hot squeeze, Meg (Barbara Payton). The double and triple crosses come fast and furious, as no one's sure who's a cop and who's a crook in Richard Fleischer's hard-edged thriller that features exceptional camerawork by DP Guy Roe. New 35mm restored print courtesy of the Film Noir Foundation and UCLA Film & Television Archive.

  • Director: Richard Fleischer
  • Principal Cast: Lloyd Bridges, Barbara Payton, John Hoyt
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1949
  • Running Time: 78 minutes
  • Producer: Bryan Foy
  • Screenplay: Earl Felton, George Zuckerman
  • Cinematographers: Guy Roe
  • Language: English
  • Format: 35mm