The story is dreamlike, surreal
A torrid and seamy ordeal
The car has been gassed
And goes far, far too fast
And Lorre gets creamed at the wheel.
Peter Lorre as "Gino", driving the crazy-car rigged up by his mobster boss, Eddie Roman (Steve Cochran),who controls the speed via a second gas pedal in the back seat: The Chase (Arthur Ripley; 1946), based on the Cornell Woolrich novel The Black Path of Fear.