The Dark Past
The Dark Past (1949)

In the film remade from a play and a 1939 movie called Blind Alley, a convicted killer (William Holden) escapes from prison and is looking for a hideout. He finds the right cabin and holds hostage a psychiatrist (Lee J. Cobb) and his family… 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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