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112 Ratings


Directed by Elia Kazan
United States, 1947
Crime, Drama, Film noir


This dramatization of a factual incident opens in a quiet Connecticut town where a kindly priest is murdered while waiting at a street corner. The citizens are horrified and demand action from the police. All of the witnesses identify John Waldron, a nervous out-of-towner, as the killer.

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Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1948 | Nominee: Best Writing, Screenplay

National Board of Review

1947 | 2 wins including: Best Director

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