Uneasy Terms (1948)

Genres - Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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Before detective Slim Callaghan (Michael Rennie) can meet with prospective client Col. Stenhurst, he gets drugged, is ordered not to take the case by the colonel's step-daughter, and finds Stenhurst's dead body. So, of course, Callaghan investigates for himself, accurately predicting that several of the relatives will hire him. What he finds is a sordid history of murder and blackmail. Vernon Sewell's Uneasy Terms is a scrambled British attempt at American-style hard boil.

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detective, family, fortune [wealth], inheritance, killing, suspect