One Way Street (1950)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 79 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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One Way Street stars James Mason in a variation of his Odd Man Out role. Mason plays Doc Matson, a gangland physician who has stolen $200,000 from powerful mob boss Wheeler (Dan Duryea). Forced to go on the lam, Matson takes Wheeler's girl Laura (Marta Toren) along. Knowing he is doomed from the start, the Doc dispenses reams of fatalistic philosophy, so much so that one wishes Laura would shout "Enough, already!" Finally finding a purpose in life tending to impoverished Mexican peasants, Doc decides to go back to LA and return both the money and Laura to Wheeler. Not surprisingly, the mobster isn't in the mood to forgive and forget.

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doctor/nurse, antidote [to poison], car, con/scam, criminal, double-cross, escape, exchange, gangster, hospital, loot, Mexico, moll, poison, robbery, syndicate, truckdriver, underworld, street