The documentary technique gives a factual gloss to the high melodramatics of Walk a Crooked Mile. A Southern California atomplant is losing its top secrets and the FBI and Scotland Yard, in the respective persons of Dennis O'Keefe and Louis Hayward, join forces to run down the criminals. Action swings to San Francisco and back to the southland, punching hard all the time under the knowledgeable direction of Gordon Douglas. On-the-site filming of locales adds authenticity.

The documentary technique gives a factual gloss to the high melodramatics of Walk a Crooked Mile. A Southern California atomplant is losing its top secrets and the FBI and Scotland Yard, in the respective persons of Dennis O’Keefe and Louis Hayward, join forces to run down the criminals. Action swings to San Francisco and back to the southland, punching hard all the time under the knowledgeable direction of Gordon Douglas. On-the-site filming of locales adds authenticity.

George Bruce has loaded his script with nifty twists that add air of reality to the meller doings in the Bertram Millhauser story. Dialog is good and situations believably developed, even the highly contrived melodramatic finale. Documentary flavor is forwarded by Reed Hadley’s credible narration chore.

Walk a Crooked Mile

Production

Columbia. Director Gordon Douglas; Producer Edward Small; Screenplay George Bruce; Camera George Robinson; Editor James E. Newcom; Music Paul Sawtell; Art Director Rudolph Sternad

Crew

(B&W) Extract of a review from 1948. Running time: 90 MIN.

With

Louis Hayward Dennis O'Keefe Louise Allbritton Raymond Burr Onslow Stephens

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