Not Rated | | Film-Noir, Thriller
A woman planning to testify against the mob must be protected against their assassins on the train trip from Chicago to Los Angeles.
This was Marie Windsor's breakout part. She had been hyped as "the new Joan Crawford" but had not been noticed much until this role.
What kind of a dame would marry a hood?
Det. Sgt. Gus Forbes: All kinds.
The witness is in danger for her life and is traveling incognito but we see her sitting in the lounge having a drink alone, engaging in conversation with a stranger, getting off the train to do some shopping, having breakfast in the meal car and generally not behaving like you would expect someone under threat of death by unknown assassins. As a recent widow, she's also not exactly in mourning.