Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
A small town corrupt sheriff manipulates local candidates to the state legislature but he eventually comes into conflict with an out-of-town carnival dancer.
Virginia Huston would appear with Crawford again as her secretary, Ann in 1952's Sudden Fear.
Sheriff Titus Semple:
I've never been able to make up my mind if you're awful smart, or awful stupid.
When Lane and Fielding are sitting on the bank of the spring, the long shot (toward the shore/bank) shows Lane's silhouette to the left blowing cigarette smoke as they talk. In the reverse shot/close-up, (from the shore/bank) they have changed places.
The opening credits are presented on a book as someone turns the pages.
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