Noirvember • 1h 25m
Arthur D. Ripley • United States • 1946 • The noir taken to mind-bending, surreal ends.
Chuck Scott is a down-on-his-luck veteran who lands a job as a chauffeur to a sadistic millionaire. After stealing his boss's suffering wife away to Havana, she is fatally stabbed in a crowded nightclub and Scott is accused of murder. Now he must flee the shadowy streets of Cuba to prove his innocence.
Adapting a novel by Cornell Woolrich (Rear Window), The Chase’s screenwriter Philip Yordan introduced a number of twists—a third-act surprise transforms what might have been a conventional story of an ill-fated love into something truly mind-bending and surreal.
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