Approved | | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
Chuck Scott gets a job as chauffeur to tough guy Eddie Roman; but Chuck's involvement with Eddie's fearful wife becomes a nightmare.
Eleven years later, Michèle Morgan would play a similar role in the French noir Retour de manivelle (1957), as the unhappy wife of a rich man who hires a down and out good Samaritan as chauffeur and who has a dog, and who develops a relationship with the employee.
What's out there straight ahead?
Chuck Scott: Havana, I think.
Lorna Roman: Have you ever been there?
Chuck Scott: Yes, it was a long time ago.
Lorna Roman: What was it like?
Chuck Scott: Oh, for me it was cheap hotels, cheap restaurants, cheap friends... All places are alike when you're broke.
Lorna Roman: It would be worth a ...
Chuck Scott: A...
The car speeds towards the oncoming train at 110 mph. The car's brakes are slammed on when it's about 30 feet from the track and then it skids to a stop within one or two car lengths. Defies physical law.