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<i>Walk a Crooked Mile</i>. 1948. USA. Directed by Gordon Douglas
  • Walk a Crooked Mile

    1948. USA. Gordon Douglas. 91 min.

Monday, July 28, 2014, 6:45 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • Walk a Crooked Mile

    1948. USA. Directed by Gordon Douglas. Screenplay by George Bruce, based on a story by Bertram Millhauser. With Louis Hayward, Dennis O’Keefe, Raymond Burr. Investigating the murder of an FBI agent and a security breach at a secret Southern California defense facility, a Scotland Yard detective and a square-jawed G-Man are led to a communist spy ring operating out of San Francisco. Walk a Crooked Mile is an early example of Red menace noir: Cold War crime films that urgently uncovered a vast Soviet conspiracy within our sacred American institutions; in this case, modern art plays a particularly incriminating role in the smuggling of atomic formulas. 91 min.