The Killer Is Loose
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In this thriller, "Foggy" (Wendell Corey) is a bank teller who got his nickname for the thick spectacles he must wear. Foggy is also an inside man for a gang of thieves planning to rob his bank. Unfortunately, their plan goes awry and he is arrested. During the ensuing scuffle, his wife is accidentally killed and the crook blames the arresting officer (Joseph Cotten). While he stands trial, Foggy lets on that he plans on getting revenge by killing the officer's wife. Later he is transferred to a prison farm. The fearsome former clerk busts out of prison and kills a few people on… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Strange, moody film noir, filled with observations on daily life, technology and gender in the 1950's."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Handed a narrative stuffed with cat-and-mouse violence, the filmmaker plays down dark hysteria in favor of grayish curtness, and the film is no less tense for that."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine
"A rather creaky attempt at a film noir with very little of the psychological violence and use of landscape that would define [Boetticher's] later films."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A typical 1950s noir."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Plays out like some sort of slow-motion fever dream."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
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