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Release Date: November 14th, 2004

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
Two hit men walk into a diner asking for a man called "the Swede" (Burt Lancaster). When the killers find the Swede, he's expecting them and doesn't put up a fight. Since the Swede had a life insurance policy, an investigator (Edmond O'Brien), on a hunch, decides to look into the murder. As the Swede's past is laid bare, it comes to light that he was in love with a beautiful woman (Ava Gardner) who may have lured him into pulling off a bank robbery overseen by another man (Albert Dekker).

Cast: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker, Sam Levene, Virginia Christine, John Miljan, Vince Barnett

Director: Robert Siodmak

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Mark Hellinger Productions

Keywords: Gritty, Brooding, Dark, Murder, Small town, Pursuit, Mystery, Deception, Love, Fall, 1940s


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