• Act of Violence (1949)

Act of Violence Poster

Release Date: December 19th, 2004

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 22 min

Plot Summary
A former prisoner of war, Frank Enley (Van Heflin) is hailed as a hero in his California town. However, Frank actually aided his Nazi captors, and he closely guards this secret. Frank's shameful past comes back to visit him when fellow survivor Joe Parkson (Robert Ryan) emerges, intent on making the turncoat pay for his betrayal. As Joe closes in on Frank, the traitor goes into hiding, abandoning his wife, Edith (Janet Leigh), who has no clue about her husband's wartime transgressions.

Cast: Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh, Mary Astor, Phyllis Thaxter, Berry Kroeger, Taylor Holmes

Director: Fred Zinnemann

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.

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