Leopold Kroner, formerly of Colby Enterprises, is released after five years in prison for embezzlement. Andrew Colby, claiming that Kroner has threatened him, hires lawyer Bob Regan as a secret bodyguard. Sure enough, Kroner turns up in Colby’s room with a gun, and Regan kills him. Then Regan, who sticks around to romance Colby’s secretary Noel, begins to suspect he’s been used.
Category: Film Noir
Tormented and scared girl escapes from being hit at night on a barren road. The driver rescues and shelters her in a mansion belonging to his mistress. He discovers that she is running away from a psychotic husband, and due to the gracious assistance, falls madly in love with her. When the caretaker of the mansion discovers a ransom offered for who find the young woman, he tells her whereabouts to the husband, who ruthlessly pursues their victim.
Teenpage punk-hoodlums, Rick Braden, “Allie” Allison and “BeeJay” Phillips, steal a car and embark on a tragic joyride. While cruising around they run another car into a ditch, strike down a woman pedestrian, and then assault Valarie Whitman and beat up her boyfriend, Jerry Coltrin. Valarie’s parents demand immediate action on the part of the police but that is hindered when the thugs threaten further harm to Valarie and Jerry.
The disaffected wife of a failed civil servant, is thrilled to re-encounter Octavio, a former lover who is now a union activist on the run from a corrupt politician. Hoping to help him, she descends into the Mexican underworld, where she finds a purpose-and a thrill-missing from her married life.
On trial for murder, Larry Ballentine regurgitates an unbelievable story. He recounts how he philanders with other women while his rich, loving wife Greta tries to keep him in line. According to Larry, his girlfriend Verna dies accidentally in a car crash and his distraught wife tosses herself over a cliff after he runs out on her. The jury has a tough decision on this one.
Roy Turner, a mental patient with a violent past, is prematurely released from the ward due to overcrowding. The doctors tell him to avoid stressful situations. Realizing that he can’t handle the pressures of big-city life he moves into a beachside motel in a small coastal town. There he falls in love with Susan Mayes, the daughter of the motel’s owner. But when her father discovers that he is a mental patient he threatens Turner to have him recommitted unless he leaves his daughter alone.
Jacques Arnaud arrives in a small town somewhere in the province. Soon a citizen reports to him that strangers have broken into his house where they stole a mysterious “black dossier”.
Governess Elizabeth Howard fears that David, both her widowed employer and the man she loves, could be the strangler that’s stalking women in the small New England town where they live. So does the police. His little son Barnaby knows who the killer is but won’t tell. Elizabeth becomes convinced that the killer is now stalking her as well.