Passed | | Crime, Film-Noir, Romance
An escaped convict, injured during a robbery, falls in love with the woman who nurses him back to health, but their relationship seems doomed from the beginning.
Robert Mitchum lobbied unsuccessfully for the role of Chicamaw. He told Nicholas Ray that he was very familiar with bank robbers and chain gangs, and even cut and dyed his hair black (in the original treatment Chicamaw was an Indian). He was rejected because he had recently been nominated for an Oscar, and a supporting role was considered unworthy for a rising star.
Everybody and his dog is coming.
Chicamaw's right eye is okay in a brief scene toward the end. Otherwise, the eye is opaque.
Opening credits: This boy . . . and this girl . . . were never properly introduced to the world we live in . . . To tell their story . . .