Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
When one of 2 truck driving brothers loses an arm, they both join a transport company where later, the other is falsely charged as an accessory in the murder of the owner.
The wife of producer Mark Hellinger, Gladys Glad, a former showgirl for Broadway producer Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., was responsible for getting this film made. Hellinger had brought home a large stack of scripts that he was to read for filming consideration. He had leafed through the script and read the summary, but felt that "nobody would pay money to see a bunch of truck drivers". His wife read this script, liked it and pressured Hellinger to read it. Reluctantly, he did, the film eventually got made and became the sleeper hit of the year for Warners. It was made for an estimated $400,000 and grossed more than $4,000,000. (Source: Book "The Mark Hellinger Story" by Jim Bishop, New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1952)
Joe Fabrini: Yeah, but it ain't on the menu.
Cassie Hartley: And it ain't gunna be.
When Joe arrives at Ed Carlsen's freight service after leaving Cassie at the boarding house, he almost hits another truck. In the first shot, the end of Joe's front bumper is near the center of the other truck's bumper. In the next shot, both bumpers are end-to-end.
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