The Guilty. 1947. USA. Directed by John Reinhardt. 71 min.
Screenplay by Robert Presnell, Sr., based on the story “He Looked like Murder” by Cornell Woolrich. With Bonita Granville, Don Castle, Regis Toomey, John Litel. A typically oneiric Cornell Woolrich story offers former Warners child star Bonita Granville a chance to explore film noir’s classic good twin/bad twin theme. Produced by Granville’s husband, Jack Wrather (Lassie), on a frayed shoestring budget for Monogram, the film is a triumph of resourcefulness for the peripatetic Viennese John Reinhardt (Chicago Calling). Restored from a 35mm nitrate composite fine-grain master by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by the Film Noir Foundation.