Two professional killers invade a small town and kill a gas station attendant, “the Swede,” who’s expecting them. Insurance investigator Reardon pursues the case against the orders of his boss, who considers it trivial. Weaving together threads of the Swede’s life, Reardon uncovers a complex tale of treachery and crime, all linked with gorgeous, mysterious Kitty Collins.
Tagline: TENSE! TAUT! TERRIFIC! Told the untamed Hemingway way!
Cast: Al Hill, Albert Dekker, Ann Staunton, Ava Gardner, Beatrice Roberts, Bill Walker, Brooks Benedict, Burt Lancaster, Charles D. Brown, Charles McGraw, Charles Middleton, Dick Gordon, Donald MacBride, Edmond O’Brien, Edward Biby, Ernie Adams, Ethan Laidlaw, Florence Wix, Frank Baker, Frank McLure, Garry Owen, George Anderson, George Hoagland, Gino Corrado, Harry Brown, Harry Hayden, Howard Freeman, Howard Negley, Jack Cheatham, Jack Lambert, Jack Lomas, Jack Tornek, James Conaty, Jeff Corey, Jimmie Horan, John Berkes, John Miljan, John Sheehan, Kenner G. Kemp, Mark Hellinger, Michael Hale, Mike Donovan, Mike Lally, Milton Wallace, Neal Dodd, Noel Cravat, Nolan Leary, Oliver Cross, Paul Kruger, Perc Launders, Phil Brown, Queenie Smith, Robert Haines, Sam Ash, Sam Harris, Sam Levene, Therese Lyon, Vera Lewis, Vince Barnett, Virginia Christine, Wallace Scott, Wally Rose, William Conrad, William Ruhl
Director: Melville Shyer, Robert Siodmak