Academy Award(r) winner Humphrey Bogart is at his best as a hardboiled sleuth in this '40s film noir classic. In one of his most exciting roles, the inimitable Bogie plays Rip Murdock, an ex-G.I. trying to find out who framed his pal Johnny for murder-and then rubbed him out! Tracing his war buddy's shadowy past leads Rip to Coral Chandler (Lizabeth Scott), who was once Johnny's sweetheart. Now she's a chanteuse in a nightclub run by a brutal gangster, Martinelli (Morris Carnovsky). Rip gets a taste of the beautiful blonde's seductive charms and soon finds himself ensnared in a twisted web of deceit and danger. Is Coral an innocent thrush - or is she a predatory siren leading Bogie to the DEAD RECKONING?
Credits: Humphrey Bogart Lizabeth Scott Morris Carnovsky Charles Cane William Prince Marvin Miller Wallace Ford James Bell George Chandler John Cromwell Alan Rivkin Lillian Wells Matthew "Stymie" Beard Oliver H.P. Garrett Richard H. Gordon Sid Saylor Steve Fisher William E. Lawrence John Bohn William Forrest Ruby Dandridge Charles Jordan Robert Scott Lillian Bronson Maynard Holmes Frank Wilcox Dudley Dickerson Bess Flowers Jesse Graves Syd Saylor George Eldredge Chester Clute Joseph Crehan Garry Owen Alvin Hammer Pat Lane Stymie Beard Matty Fain Joe Gilbert Sayre Dearing Harry Denny Dick Gordon Hugh Hooker Kay Garrett Jack Santoro Sam Finn W.E. Lawrence Ray Teal Chuck Hamilton Bob Ryan Grady Sutton Robert Ryan Byron Foulger Tom Dillon Isabel Withers Wilton Graff Paul Bradley
Directors: John Cromwell
Producers: Sidney Biddell