Journey into Nowhere (1963)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Post-Noir (Modern Noir)  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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Filmed in South Africa, Journey into Nowhere stars Tony Wright as a compulsive gambler. Heavily in debt to the mob, Wright has 48 hours to pay off, lest he lose the use of his life. He meets Sonja Ziemann, a blind girl who is contemplating suicide. Wright talks Ziemann into taking out an insurance policy, planning to kill her (with her permission) in order to pay off his debts. But the couple falls in love, and Wright is unable to carry out his plan. One of the mob members accomplishes what Wright fails to do; Wright grimly collects on Ziemann's policy, losing his true love and his sole reason for living in the process.

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debt, gambler-compulsive, insurance-scam, life-insurance, love, suicide