The Dark Past (1948)
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Release Date: Apr 25, 1949 Wide
Average Rating: 3.2/5
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In this faithful remake of Blind Alley (1939), psychoanalyst Andrew Collins (Lee J. Cobb), his wife, his son, and some friends are taken hostage by escaped murderer Al Walker (William Holden) and his gang, including girlfriend Betty (Nina Foch). Collins, an advocate of rehabilitating criminals through psychiatry, induces his captor to talk about himself through the course of the night. By calmly and methodically piecing together the strands of the killer's unconscious motivation, Collins rids
Apr 25, 1949 Wide
Lee J Cobb
Dr. Andrew Collins
Prof. Fred Linder
Robert B. Williams
Harry Harvey Jr.
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... a minor noir notable largely for Holden's uncharacteristically feral performance...
Another of the era's barely tolerable advertisements for Freudian psychoanalysis.
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