The Dark Past
The Dark Past (1949)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 25, 1949
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Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

... a minor noir notable largely for Holden's uncharacteristically feral performance...

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Another of the era's barely tolerable advertisements for Freudian psychoanalysis.

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Dennis Schwartz
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A stagy remake of the Chester Morris film "Blind Alley" (39).

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