Friday, November 5, 2010

Split Second Act

A life since the War has been built
but buried beneath it lies guilt
The idyll can't last
'cause here comes the past
What seemed on the level will tilt

Van Heflin, Robert Ryan and Janet Leigh star in the suspenseful noir Act of Violence (Fred Zinneman, 1948). Heflin is a successful contractor married to Leigh, Ryan is a limping ex-G.I. with a score to settle. Image source: Lost in the Frame, and elsewhere.

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