Walk a Crooked Mile (1948)

Genres - Action, Drama, Mystery, Spy Film  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Release Date - Sep 2, 1948 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Filmed almost entirely on location, Walk a Crooked Mile was Columbia Pictures' "answer" to 20th Century-Fox's late-1940s cycle of documentary-style crime dramas. FBI agent Dan O'Hara (Dennis O'Keefe) and Scotland Yard operative Philip Grayson (Louis Hayward) team up to investigate a security leak at a Southern California atomic plant. Their investigation takes them to San Francisco, where a communist spy ring flourishes under the auspices of Igor Braun (Onslow Stevens). With such actors as Raymond Burr and Philip Van Zandt playing the commie agents, it's a wonder that the whole lot of them weren't arrested on sight before the story even began! Louise Allbritton plays the nominal female lead, a suspicious atomic scientist named Toni Neva.

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agent [representative], bomb, Communism, criminal, espionage, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), gangster, government, investigator, mechanic, nuclear-weapon, politician, ring [jewelry], scientist, Scotland-Yard, Secret-Service, secrets