A tangle of love triangles brings strife to the desert town of Chuckawalla, Nevada, in this Technicolor noir. Lizabeth Scott drops out of school and becomes mixed up with gangster John Hodiak, the former flame of her saloon keeper mother Mary Astor. Also disapproving of the union for their own reasons are Scott's ex, sheriff's deputy Burt Lancaster, and Hodiak's sidekick, Wendell Corey, setting the scene for escalating and incendiary confrontations. Screenplay by Robert Rossen and an uncredited A. I. "Buzz" Bezzerides. DIR Lewis Allen; SCR Robert Rossen, from the novel "Desert Town" by Ramona Stewart; PROD Hal B. Wallis. U.S., 1947, color, 96 min. NOT RATED
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