The Dark Past

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Cast against type, Holden's the ringleader of a gang which takes over shrink Cobb's lakeside retreat while they await their getaway in this competent remake of the 1939 Chester Morris picture Blind Alley. The twist, and it's not altogether convincing, is that Cobb uses his professional insights into his captor's personality profile to turn the tables, with much pop pyschology along the way. One's not absolutely flabbergasted to learn that it all started life as a stage play.

By: TJ

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Director: Rudolph Maté
Screenwriter: Philip MacDonald, Michael Blankfort, Albert Duffy
Cast: Lee J Cobb
William Holden
Nina Foch
Adele Jergens
Stephen Dunne
Lois Maxwell