Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer
Another fun film noir. I really love this genre but I cannot understand why the list makers included this in the list. It is Double Indemnity without any polish.
The plot in this one is slightly implausible. A man hitchhikes and is picked up by an old man who dies. In order to not be framed for the killing, he, of course, assumes the man's identity. He is blackmailed by a evil broad (are women ever good in noir?) and some double crossing ensues.
First off, this movie is only about an hour which I am all for; I am so sick of three hour war dramas. Like I said, I don't really get why this movie deserves a place on a list of the best films of all time. Still, it is really fun, entertaining, and a nice break.
Ann Savage was almost picked up by a shady looking truck during the hitchhiking scene.
Filmed in only 28 days.