Drama (1949) 111 minutes ~ Black & White
Millionaire industrialist Walter Williams has a young wife, Irene, who is trying to kill him with the help of her young lover, Jim Torrance. The plan falls apart when Williams survives a hit on the head from the would-be killer. Torrance flees the scene in Williams’ car but dies in a head-on collision. At this point, it is believed that Williams was the driver.
The dazed Williams ends up in a small town in Idaho. He gets a job as a service station mechanic and falls in love with Marsha, the station’s owner. Meanwhile, the police arrest Williams’ wife for his “murder.” Marsha eventually persuades Walter to go back to clear his wife, but he is charged with the murder of the lover. That leaves Marsha and a kindly police detective named Quincy scrambling to prove his innocence.
Director: Arthur Lubin
Writers: Dorothy Davenport (screenplay), Jay Dratler (screenplay and original story)
Stars: Brian Donlevy, Ella Raines, Charles Coburn