Not Rated | | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
A Korean War vet returns to his job as a railroad engineer and becomes involved in an affair with a co-worker's wife following a murder on a train where they meet.
Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris cited it as one of his 10 favorite movies in a 2002 Sight & Sound poll.
Were the girls pretty in Tokyo?
Jeff Warren: Yep.
Vera Simmons: Did you date any, uh, beautiful Japanese girls?
Jeff Warren: Well, the officers got a hold of most of the beautiful ones before I got there.
The closing sequence shows the famous "Trenton Makes, The World Takes" bridge over the Delaware River and the NJ State Capitol out the side window of the locomotive over Jeff Warren's shoulder, meaning the train is headed south on the four-track Pennsylvania Railroad Northeast Corridor. The scene cuts to the front window and the train is on a single-line track in farmland passing a track gang. After Glen waves to the workers, the scene cuts back to a forward view of a three-track railroad passing an opposing steam train that was not visible in the previous shot.
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