The Unknown Man Poster

Release Date: 1951

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary
Lawyer Dwight Bradley Masen (Walter Pidgeon) successfully defends Rudi Wallchek (Keefe Brasselle), a small-time thug accused of murdering a 19-year-old locksmith's son. Later, Masen learns that Walchek, a foot soldier in an extortion ring against local storeowners, was indeed guilty of the crime. With District Attorney Joe Bucknor (Barry Sullivan) refusing to retry the case, Masen must go to extraordinary measures to assure that the right man is convicted.

Cast: Walter Pidgeon, Ann Harding, Barry Sullivan, Keefe Brasselle

Director: Richard Thorpe

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Prison, Deception, Quest, Melodramatic, Engaging, Tense, Wife, Sacrifice, 1950s